Arne Espeel, a Belgian soccer goalkeeper, has actually unfortunately died after he collapsed following a conserved penalty shot during a game over the weekend.
He was just 25.
The dreadful occurrence taken place during Winkel Sport B’s game versus Westrozebeke at Sportpark Terschueren in West Flanders Province on Feb. 11.
When Winkel was up 2-1 in the 2nd half of the game, Espeel conserved a penalty shot … however a couple of seconds later on, according to regional reports, he dropped to the ground on the pitch.
Medical specialists attempted to conserve Espeel with a defibrillator, however he was transferred to a regional healthcare facility where he was noticable dead.
An autopsy was set up for Monday to identify the cause of death.
Espeel’s colleagues grieved his loss on Monday … putting flowers at an objective install — while over 1,000 fans, pals, relative apparently appeared for a walk of silence in Sint-Eloois-Winkel.
“Winkel Sport is in very deep mourning by the sudden death of Arne Espeel,” the group stated in a declaration following his death.
“We wish family and friends of Arne our heartfelt condolences in this heavy loss. Football is an afterthought.”