The top Spanish team mourns the loss of a youth player who was seen as a promising talent. Club officials and players have already commented.
Atlético Madrid mourns 14-year-old Christian Minchola from the club’s youth team. As the Spanish football club announced on Saturday on its website, the flags should be set to half-mast in honor of the promising young striker, who played in Atlético’s youth system in his sixth season.
“We are shocked by the sad news of our player’s death and deeply regret the loss,” wrote Club President Enrique Cerezo, expressing his condolences to his relatives: “Atlético de Madrid and the entire sporting family will be in immense pain at the moments Be with Christian’s family and friends. “
The club from the Primera Division did not disclose the cause of death. Various Spanish sports media report that Minchola’s death is not related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rabia y dolor por tener que decir adiós a Christian Minchola. La vida es muy injusta. Orgulloso de que hayas vestido esta camiseta. Mucho ánimo a compañeros, familia y amigos. Descansa en paz. pic.twitter.com/yvvRuWG3bb
– Koke Resurrección (@ Koke6) March 28, 2020
Atlético captain Koke tweeted: “Anger and pain to say goodbye to Christian Minchola. Life is not fair.”