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German World Cup star reacts to Schumacher news

Lukas Podolski Germany

Lukas Podolski has taken to Twitter to react to the latest health update regarding his friend Michael Schumacher.

A keen racing fan, Podolski has been vocal in his support for the seven-time F1 champion since Schumacher suffered his skiing accident on December 29, particularly on social media.

The Arsenal star has also displayed messages of support for his friend on his match boots, notably in the Gunners' FA Cup final victory over Hull City in May. 

And following today's news that Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has left hospital, Podolski took to Twitter once more.

Born in Poland, Podolski moved to Germany's North-Rhine Westphalia region as a child, the same area Schumacher grew up in. The Arsenal man has attended a number of F1 grands prix, while Schumacher helped to fund Podolski's return to 1. FC Köln in 2009.

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