Former Arsenal team-mates lead tributes to Jose Antonio Reyes after tragic death in car crash

first_img Read More Read More Read More Full Screen Former Arsenal star Sol Campbell wrote: ‘Devastated by the news of my old team mate Jose Antonio Reyes at Arsenal. What a player. My condolence goes out to his family and friends ! Rest in Peace. Big lost.’The club’s official Twitter account put out a statement, reading: ‘Everyone at Arsenal is devastated by the shocking news that our former player Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision in Spain.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Jose Antonio Reyes: 1983-2019. Rest in peace, Jose’ Read More Phil HaighSaturday 1 Jun 2019 1:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link78Shares Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More About Connatix V67539 Top articles Another Gunners hero, Ray Parlour, added: ‘So Sad. team mate of mine and great talent RIP Jose.’ PLAY SPONSORED Coming Next 1/1 AdvertisementAdvertisementCesc Fabregas posted an emotional tribute on Instagram: ‘My first great friend in the world of professional football, my roommate, who always wanted to sleep with the air conditioning even at -10 degrees.‘A humble guy who always had a smile on his face, great footballer and great person. I could not wake up today in a worse way.I will never forget when you and your family welcomed me at your home in my first Christmas in England when I was alone and was 16 years old. I will never forget our tennis football matches in the gym before and after workouts.‘Our connection in the field was also special, since it was always easy to find yourself between the lines so that you could later mark the differences. I always say that you have been one of the greatest talents in our football and I know that I am not wrong. 2 days ago I was talking about you in an interview, it might be a sign, who knows, to remember you, my great friend.‘I will never forget you, we will never forget you. Always in our hearts. Rest in peace Jose Antonio Reyes. Love you very much.’Arsene Wenger, who managed Reyes at Arsenal, wrote: ‘I am devastated to hear the terrible news about Jose. To his family and friends, all support from everyone in the Arsenal family. He will remain forever in our hearts.’Freddie Ljunberg, who also played with Reyes in north London tweeted: ‘Numbed by the news about my former team-mate, Jose Antonio Reyes. Gone far too soon, my thoughts are with his family and friends.’ 1 min. story Former Arsenal team-mates lead tributes to Jose Antonio Reyes after tragic death in car crash Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Jose Antonio Reyes starred for Arsenal from 2004-07 (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)Friends, team-mates and fans have written tributes to Jose Antonio Reyes after the news of his tragic death in a car crash at just 35-years-old.The former Arsenal, Sevilla and Real Madrid striker was killed in a crash in Spain on Saturday morning with the football world hit badly by the horribly sad news.The Spaniard was most recently playing for Extremadura in the Spanish second flight, after spells at Espanyol, Cordoba and in China with Xinjiang Tianshen Leopard.Reyes is best known in the UK for his time at Arsenal from 2004-07, during which he won the Premier League, FA Cup and a runners-up medal in the Champions League.ADVERTISEMENT Video Settings Comment by Metro Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE / Advertisement Advertisement Skip Abou Diaby offered his condolences to the Reyes family: ‘Very sad to hear the news about José Antonio Reyes. An amazing player and a wonderful team mates. My thoughts are with all his family and friends. Rest in peace.’ Reyes was just 35-years-old at the time of his death (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry tweeted: ‘I’m devastated to hear the sad news about José Antonio Reyes. Wonderful player, superb team mate and exceptional human being. I wish his family and friends continued strength and courage to get through this difficult time. #takenfartoosoon’ Arsenal fan Piers Morgan offered his sentiment: ‘Desperately sad & shocking news… José Antonio Reyes, whose crucial late season goals helped Arsenal become the ‘Invincibles’ in 2004, has been killed in a car crash aged just 35. RIP.‘The Invincibles, one of the greatest teams in football history, with José Antonio Reyes among them. This is such a sad day for José’s family, his former teammates & all Arsenal fans.’ MORE: Former Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes dies in tragic car crashMORE: Arsenal have contacted Thomas Meunier over summer transfer but Man Utd remain keen on the full-back Arsenal veteran, Robert Pires, wrote: ‘Devastated to hear the very sad news about my dear friend Jose Antonio Reyes. Rest In Peace.’ Skip Adlast_img read more

White Sox become first MLB team to install foul pole-to-foul pole netting

first_img Phillies All-Star J.T. Realmuto interested in signing extension, report says Today the @whitesox announced that they’ve begun installation of protective netting that extends from foul pole to foul pole at Guaranteed Rate Field. Will be ready when the team returns on Monday, July 22nd against the Marlins. @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/JCLH9k5Gl9— Larry Hawley (@HawleySports) July 10, 2019On June 10, a woman was taken to the hospital after she was hit by a foul ball off the bat of Chicago’s Eloy Jimenez. The team announced a week later its plan to extend its safety netting.“I think it’s great,” Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito said of the announcement last month (via ESPN). “I see the counter-arguments like, ‘Don’t sit there’ or ‘Just pay attention to the game.’ Dude, no matter how much you’re paying attention to the game, if that thing’s coming in 115 miles an hour with tail, no matter if you have a glove this big, it could hit you right in the forehead. Related News Dodgers trade rumors: Pirates set high asking price for closer Felipe Vazquez ”I hate seeing young kids get hit, having to go to the hospital. It just leaves a sick feeling in all of our stomachs.”Speaking before Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game, commissioner Rob Manfred said the decision to extend netting will be left to individual clubs and not mandated by the league, for the time being.”We recognized early in this process that it was very difficult to set an individual rule, one rule that applied to 30 different ballparks given their structural differences, and instead we have opted to work with the individual clubs over a period of time to extend netting,” Manfred said (via The Associated Press). White Sox fans may notice something different about Guaranteed Rate Field the next time they walk into the park.Work began this week to install protective netting to each foul pole in the stadium, making the White Sox the first team in MLB to take the extra precaution against line-drive foul balls. The netting should be installed before Chicago’s next home game July 22, according to WGN. MLB trade rumors: Padres among several teams interested in Mets’ Noah Syndergaard “We’ve made extensive progress on that and I believe that that progress will continue, and I think one of the reasons that we have had progress is that we have not put clubs in an impossible position by adopting a one size fits all rule.”The Dodgers, Yankees and Red Sox have all announced plans to extend netting as early as this season after scary incidents at Dodger Stadium, Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park in recent years.”One injury is too many,” Manfred said Tuesday, “but the fact of the matter is that we know because of the number of balls that hit into those nets, we had less incidents than we used to have. We are better off than we were, and I do believe we will continue to make progress on it.”last_img read more