Knattspyrnumaðurinn Benik Afobe greindi frá því í gær dóttir hans, Amora, hafi látist á föstudaginn eftir baráttu við veikindi. Amora var einungis tveggja ára gömul þegar hún lést.
Þessi 26 ára gamli framherji er nú á láni hjá Bristol City en hann er samningsbundinn Stoke City. Hann ólst upp hjá Arsenal en hefur einnig leikið með Bournemouth og Wolves.
Afobe greindi frá áfallinu í yfirlýsingu í gær en hann er sjálfur á meiðslalistanum og verður það væntanlega út tímabilið vegna hnémeiðsla sem hann varð fyrir í september.
Margir úr knattspyrnuheiminum hafa sent Afobe og fjölskyldu hans kveðjur en nokkrar þeirra má sjá hér að neðan.
Benik Afobe, no words or messages on my shirt will ever be enough but just want you to know Me, Leicester city and the footballing world are here for you and your family. Stay strong at this heartbreaking time brother. pic.twitter.com/S0JCLkVxv6
— James Maddison (@Madders10) December 1, 2019
Benik, my brother, my words will never mean enough to express how deeply sorry i am for your loss, and i know that no words will heal the pain in your hearts right now, just know i am here for you, Lois and your family always. You, Lois and Alba are our family. And Amora inf… pic.twitter.com/ZyRBZ4AWGT
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) December 1, 2019
Important result, and happy to get my first premier league goal
Only one place I want to direct my attention & that’s to Benik. Whether you pray or not, please keep his family in your thoughts through this tough time. We are all with you bro
— Tyrone Mings (@OfficialTM_3) December 1, 2019
Our hearts break for Benik Afobe and his family following the tragic news of his daughter's passing this weekend.
The Wolves family are with you, Benik. pic.twitter.com/TYcXyAc7PJ
— Wolves (@Wolves) December 1, 2019
We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Benik Afobe’s daughter, Amora
Everyone in the Arsenal family sends love and support to Benik and his family at this heartbreaking time pic.twitter.com/1Z3khyzrph
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 1, 2019
The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Stoke City are with Benik Afobe following this morning's tragic news.
We'll be with you, Benik. pic.twitter.com/nVXQTtLfZx
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) December 1, 2019