Leon Walker RIP

When I saw that the Celtic Crusaders-Wakefield game was called off, and I also saw that we had been having pretty nice weather lately so it couldn’t be a dodgy pitch, I knew something serious was up. I didn’t quite realise how serious…

Leon Walker, a member of the Wakefield reserve team, collapsed and died during the Celtic-Wakefield reserves match this afternoon. Apparently he collapsed after a tackle, was airlifted to Morrison Hospital in Swansea, and pronounced dead on arrival. Early indications are that it was some sort of heart attack, but there has been no official conformation yet. 

Obviously my thoughts go out to Leon’s family and friends, and also to those at the Wakefield club. This has already been an arduous season to say the least, with Adam Watene’s death, Jamie Rooney’s near-death and Richard Moore’s diagnosis with Crohn’s Disease. It’s a credit to the club that they’ve done so well on the field so far this season, and this is the last thing the club needed. Hopefully their luck will turn for the better soon, because no team deserves this.

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