Anton Walkes : Former Tottenham defender dies at 25 in horrific boating accident in Miami

For­mer Tot­ten­ham play­er Anton Walkes has died at the age of 25 in a hor­rif­ic boat­ing acci­dent in Miami.

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

He was found uncon­scious in a hor­rif­ic acci­dent when two boats collided.

The Char­lotte FC star was giv­en CPR by Mia­mi fire­fight­ers at the scene.

Anton Walkes was a won­der­ful father, a lov­ing man and an extra­or­di­nary human being.

Anton embod­ies what it means to be part of Char­lotte Foot­ball Club and our entire com­mu­ni­ty mourns this tragedy.”

“His impact on the lock­er room and Char­lotte as a whole will nev­er be forgotten.

“Our thoughts are with his love­ly fam­i­ly at this time and we will ful­ly sup­port them in every way imaginable.

After this trag­ic news broke, the entire foot­ball world came togeth­er to pay trib­ute to him.

Char­lotte FC own­er David Tep­per added: “Every­one at Tep­per Sports & Enter­tain­ment is dev­as­tat­ed by the trag­ic pass­ing of Anton Walkes.”

He was a for­mi­da­ble son, father, part­ner and team­mate whose joy­ful approach to life inspired every­one he met.

“Anton has ele­vat­ed those around him in every way and rep­re­sent­ed Char­lotte FC on and off the field at the high­est level.

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

“There are no words to express the grief of those involved in Major League Soc­cer fol­low­ing the trag­ic pass­ing of Char­lotte FC’s Anton Walkes,” Major League Soc­cer said in its own statement.

“Anton was a tal­ent­ed, ded­i­cat­ed play­er who was well loved by his team­mates and fans.

“My deep­est con­do­lences to his part­ner, fam­i­ly, friends and the entire Char­lotte FC family.

“MLS is work­ing with Char­lotte FC to pro­vide the resources and sup­port our play­ers and fam­i­lies need dur­ing this trag­ic time.

Walkes was born in Lewisham and start­ed his career with Spurs in 2013.

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