It was his dream to become a professional footballer – but now he’s dead, died during a game.
Nottingham (England) – Tragic death in England: 17-year-old young footballer Dylan Rich collapsed on Thursday during a game between West Bridgford and Boston – heart attack!
Rich was treated immediately, viewers told the British daily “Daily Mail” that a defibrillator was used several times. The young kicker was then taken in an ambulance to the nearest hospital in Nottingham. But while driving, Rich suffered a second heart attack!
On Monday, the 17-year-old’s club, the West Bridgford Colts, confirmed the worst: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce the tragic death of Dylan Rich after the events of Thursday evening.”
The young player’s death shocked everyone: “This news devastated everyone who had anything to do with our club and broke their hearts. Our thoughts and prayers go with his parents Mike and Anna, his sister Lucy and Dylan’s family, friends and teammates. “
The club is also planning a vigil to commemorate Dylan and will urge fans to cheer at the start of all games this coming weekend.
Many other people have expressed their condolences, including other football clubs.
For example, Aston Villa star Ashley Young tweeted: “Thoughts and prayers to Dylan Rich’s family. That is sad news. “
Rich has been described as “one of the most charming, humble and cheerful kids the club has ever seen”.