London, Mar 20 (ANI): Jermain Defoe's new girlfriend Alexandra Burke accompanied him for a quiet breakfast on Sunday, just hours after he witnessed his friend Fabrice Muamba fighting for his life on the pitch in Saturday's FA Cup quarter final match.
They're only a few weeks into their new romance, but Burke, 23, proved to be a source of support to the footballer in his time of need.
Dressed down in tracksuits, the couple entered a cafe near his North London home separately, despite having arrived in the same vehicle.
Both looked tired and the Tottenham Hotspur star was visibly strained after a difficult game on Saturday, which was cut short when the Bolton Wanderers' player collapsed at White Hart Lane.
Defoe was seen weeping on the pitch as he stood back and watched medics trying to resuscitate the ailing footballer.
During his breakfast with Burke, it appeared he was in a contemplative mood.
"What I witnessed yesterday really puts life into perspective. When you see people judge others especially as they don't know them... its wrong," the Daily Mail quoted him as tweeting.
"Its not worth having hate in your heart for people. Especially if you don't know them... I thank God that FAB is stable..." he wrote.
Burke then retweeted his comments, before reiterating her support for Manchester United a few hours later.
Later on Sunday, she was visibly absent as Defoe joined his mother and sister to visit Muamba at the London Chest Hospital in East London, where he remains criticality ill in intensive care. (ANI)
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