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Anton Walkes Killed in Miami Boat Accident

20 January 2023, Friday
Charlotte FC defender Anton Walkes passed away in the early hours of Thursday, succumbing to injuries sustained in a boat accident near the Miami Marine Stadium basin. He was only 25 years old. 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported that Walkes was discovered unconscious and had to be rushed to a nearby hospital. It is believed he was the operator of one of the vessels that collided during the incident.

Charlotte FC have confirmed that Anton Walkes has tragically passed away this morning. The agency's investigation is ongoing, but it is unclear whether anyone else was injured.

The club expressed its shock and sadness in a statement, saying, “We are deeply saddened to share that Anton Walkes has tragically passed away this morning. May he rest in peace.” Owner David Tepper added, “All of us at Charlotte FC are devastated by the tragic passing of Anton Walkes.” 

The circumstances of his death are still unknown and the investigation is ongoing.

Charlotte FC owner David Tepper released a statement about the passing of Anton Walkes, a defender on the club's debut MLS season in 2022. Tepper said that Walkes was a tremendous son, father, partner and teammate whose joyful attitude had a great impact on everyone he encountered. He played in 23 games with 21 starts and had five shots on goal in the 2021 season. Tepper also said that Walkes represented Charlotte FC in the best manner both on and off the pitch. Jaylin Lindsey, one of Walkes' teammates, shared that he was greatly saddened to hear the news.

Tottenham Hotspur academy alumnus and MLS players Anton Walkes of Atlanta and Charlotte tragically passed away. In response, Lindsey tweeted, "Fly high my brother, you're the best teammate I could've asked for. Love you man." Major League Soccer expressed sorrow and sadness over the tragic passing of Anton, saying, "There are no words to describe the sorrow of everyone in Major League Soccer today after learning of the tragic passing of Anton Walkes of Charlotte FC. Anton was a talented and dedicated player who was loved by his teammates and fans."

Tottenham Hotspur have expressed deep sorrow at the news of the passing of former player, Anton Walkes. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

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