Football’s Fallen

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A very quick post to draw your attention to a new project, curated by the brilliant Laura Jones.

Football’s Fallen is a look at players who have died while playing the beautiful game. I have written one of the contributions.

Their deaths, due to injury, illnesses, or acts of nature, never lose the power to cause shock and sadness, and this new project aims to examine each tragedy and see what lessons have been learned, what effects the deaths had, and what has or has not changed.

It’s a really interesting project and there are already some great pieces on the site.

I have written about a bright young Croatian player Hrvoje Custic who suffered a horrific head injury during a league game. You can read my piece here, and I would encourage you to explore the rest of the site.

You can follow the project on…

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