Former Spurs defender Anton Walkes dies aged 25 after Miami boat crash


FORMER Tottenham star Anton Walkes has died on the age of 25 after a horror boat crash in Miami.

The footballer was concerned in an accident in South Florida on Wednesday afternoon.


Anton Walkes performed for Charlotte FC in MLSCredit score: Getty

He was discovered unconscious following the stunning smash between two boats, in accordance with the Miami Herald.

The Charlotte FC star acquired CPR on the scene from the Miami Hearth Rescue at 3pm native time.

His membership’s sporting director Zoran Krneta confirmed: “We’re heartbroken from the lack of Anton Walkes, a really unimaginable father, loving particular person, and excellent human being.

“Anton embodied what it means to be part of Charlotte Soccer Membership and our complete group is grieving over this tragedy.

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“The influence he made within the locker room and all through Charlotte won’t ever be forgotten.

“We are thinking of his lovely family during this time and will support them fully in every way imaginable.”

Tributes flooded in from throughout the footballing world after the tragic information.

Charlotte FC proprietor David Tepper added: “Everybody at Tepper Sports activities & Leisure is devastated by the tragic passing of Anton Walkes.

Walkes was a much-loved member of the Charlotte FC football team


Walkes was a much-loved member of the Charlotte FC soccer crewCredit score: Instagram / @antonwalkes

“He was an incredible son, father, companion and teammate whose joyous lifestyle touched everybody he met.

“Anton made these round him higher individuals in all areas of life and represented Charlotte FC to the very best commonplace each on and off the pitch.

“He will be greatly missed by many and our thoughts and prayers are with Anton’s family during this heartbreaking time. The Club offers its full support to all those impacted during this period of mourning.”

Main League Soccer wrote in an announcement of their very own: “There aren’t any phrases to explain the sorrow of everybody in Main League Soccer at the moment after studying of the tragic passing of Anton Walkes of Charlotte FC.



“Anton was a proficient and devoted participant who was liked by his team-mates and followers.

“We lengthen our deepest condolences to his companion, household, buddies and the complete Charlotte FC household.

“MLS is coordinating with Charlotte FC to provide players and family members with the resources and support they may need during this tragic time.”

Walkes started his profession with Spurs again in 2013 after being born in Lewisham.

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He went on to play for Portsmouth on mortgage, earlier than a everlasting transfer.

The Londoner then joined Atlanta United within the MLS earlier than going to the Charlotte FC.

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