Thursday, July 9, 2015

SAD! [PHOTO] 24 yr-old Footballer, Junior Dian, dies on pitch after collapsing during trial

Junior DIan, pictured, collapsed and died while playing in a friendly football match for a non-league club
Former QPR boss Harry Rednknapp expressed sympathy to Mr Dian's family on his Twitter account
A young man collapsed and died on a football field while having a trial for a non-league club.

Junior Dian, 24, collapsed during the second half as he played for Kent-based Tonbridge Angels at Whyteleafe FC in Surrey last night.

Efforts were made to.....
revive him by two physios who were at the scene, along with two paramedics who attended the ground.

The player, who was a trialist at Tonbridge Angels, was transferred to St George's Hospital in Tooting, south-west London, where he was declared dead early this morning.

As the club's flag flew at half mast and as flowers began to be left at their ground, Tonbridge Angels chairman Steve Churcher spoke of the side's loss.

He said: 'This is devastating news and our only crumb of comfort is that Junior lost his life doing something he obviously enjoyed so much.

'All our thoughts and sympathies are with his family. Also, I would like to thank everyone at Whyteleafe FC for their support and professionalism during this very distressing incident yesterday evening.'

Messages of condolence poured in on Twitter for the player, including from former QPR boss Redknapp.

He wrote: 'Terrible news about Junior Dian who died playing football. Sending my thoughts to his family.'

Sad! RIP Junior Dian, May your gentle soul find rest!

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