Juventus Football Club has sent a heartfelt farewell message to the infamous US politician Henry Kissinger, who passed away at the age of 100.
On Wednesday, the American politician Henry Kissinger, a somewhat divisive figure in the realm of politics, died at his residence in Kent, Connecticut, at the age of 100.
Kissinger developed a close friendship with the former Juventus president Gianni Agnelli. He was occasionally in the stands, spectating the Old Lady.
This has prompted the club to send a farewell message to the former US Secretary of State on X, saying: “The club bids farewell to a dear Juventus friend and a true Italian football fan, Henry Kissinger.“
The club bids farewell to a dear Juventus friend and a true Italian football fan, Henry Kissinger. pic.twitter.com/N0emHrQYSD— JuventusFC 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@juventusfcen) December 1, 2023
Born in Germany, Kissinger and his Jewish family immigrated to America in 1938. He then enlisted to fight in WWII. Kissinger was part of the cabinet for US presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, acting as Secretary of State and later national security advisor between 1969 and 1977.
Despite being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, which was under questionable circumstances, Kissinger has been a controversial political figure, having been associated with the Bombings of Cambodia, the Chilean coup d’etat, and Operation Condor.
As to his interest in football, Kissinger has been a lifelong admirer of the sports, even meeting legendary figures like Pele. He has also been a fan of several football clubs, like Juventus and Greuther Furth.