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Cologne And Schalke Show Support For Michael Schumacher (PICTURES)

21/01/2014 10:58 GMT | Updated 02/04/2014 12:59 BST
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COLOGNE, GERMANY - JANUARY 18: Players of Schalke and Koeln show a banner for Michael Schumacher prior to a test match between 1. FC Koeln and FC Schalke 04 at RheinEnergieStadion on January 18, 2014 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher's family revealed they were "touched" by Cologne and Schalke's message of support.

Ahead of the Bundesliga clubs' friendly at the weekend, both sets of players united to hold up a banner which read, "Get Well Soon! You can do it, Michael!"

Schumacher, a Cologne supporter, remains in an induced coma following a skiing accident on 29 December.

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Cologne and Schalke displayed a message of support for Schumacher

"We are deeply touched by all the messages to get well soon for Michael which still are being sent. That gives us strength. Thank you all so much," the Schumacher family statement read.

"Thank you to the fan club in Kerpen, to FC Cologne and Schalke 04, but also to everybody else and other fan groups who are supporting Michael.

"We all know, he is a fighter and will not give up."

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