Christian Minchola – 14-Year-Old Football Star Dies | Could it be Coronavirus?
When the world is already engulfed in darkness, another tragic news hits the headlines. 14-year-old football star Christian Minchola has passed away on Saturday. The news has shaken the Atletico Madrid club, a sports club that he was a part of. Minchola was a treasured member of the team due to his exceptional skills. There is no news of the cause of his death. It begs the question, was it because of COVID-19?
The La Liga club pays tribute
The Atletico Madrid club was very quick to post a heartfelt tribute to the late Christian Minchola:
Atlético de Madrid is mourning the passing of our U14 player Christian Minchola. We join in the grief of his family, teammates and friends. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/QZV8BGkHfY
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) March 28, 2020
The president of the club, Enrique Cerezo, shared a few words at his passing:
We are shocked by the sad news of the death of our player and deeply regret his loss.
A popular Atletci player Koke was heartbroken over Christian Minchola’s death as well:
‘Anger and pain at having to say goodbye to Christian Minchola. Life is very unfair. Proud that you have worn this shirt. Much support to colleagues, family, and friends. Rest in peace.’
Is the cause of death coronavirus?
Christian Minchola’s cause of death is still something that we are not sure of. Since there has been a surge of coronavirus cases globally and the number of deaths, it could be a possibility that Christian passed away from Coronavirus. There are over 70 thousand confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Spain currently, where Minchola has died. And there is also evidence that the people below 18 are also vulnerable to this viral disease.
That is still speculation and there is no evidence of this.
Respecting the privacy of Christian Minchola’s family
The family must be going through a very difficult period right now and we must respect their privacy at a time like this. Christian will forever be remembered as the 14-year-old star that scored over fifty goals for his team. A feat not many can achieve. When the family finds out more information regarding Christian Minchola’s death and is willing to share it, we will learn more.
Rest in peace Christian Minchola.