white march and opening of a kitty after the death of Jordan, struck by lightning on a football field

white march and opening of a kitty after the death of Jordan, struck by lightning on a football field
white march and opening of a kitty after the death of Jordan, struck by lightning on a football field

Jordan Denneulin, 30, died after being struck by lightning Thursday evening, during football practice, in Courrières. The French Football Federation was planning “a moment of contemplation” this Saturday “before the French Cup final”.

An emotion still alive two days after the tragedy. Jordan Denneulin, 30, died after being struck by lightning on Thursday May 23 in the evening, during football training on the lawn of the small Courrières stadium, near Lens (Pas-de-Calais). According to the mayor of Courrières, Christophe Pilch, who spoke with the young president of the club, the players had started training, in t-shirts, taking advantage of a time “warm and beautiful”When “the weather deteriorated at an incredible speed”reports AFP.

“They decided to stop training” And “the last ones to reach the locker room were unfortunately struck by lightning”says the councilor of this town of 10,000 inhabitants. “It was totally unpredictable.” Jordan Denneulin was the most directly affected, with some other victims having been thrown to the ground by the lightning, according to the president of the Artois football district, Evelyne Bauduin.

A moment of reflection before the Coupe de France

The thirty-year-old had a partner, Jessica, and was the father of a little boy. His funeral will be celebrated Wednesday, May 29, at 10 a.m., at the Saint-Henri church in Hénin-Beaumont. Before his funeral, a white march is organized this Sunday, May 26 by his club AS Courrières, where the young man was a player but also an educator, in charge of the under-13s. “We ask you to respect the family’s choice by coming dressed in a white outfit or an RC Lens jersey, their favorite club!», Specified the club in a publication on Facebook. AS Courrières had already paid tribute to him the day before in a publication: “Jordan, had been a member of the club since 2015. Passionate about football and RC Lens, he embodied the values ​​of the club through his loyalty! Smiling, respectful, helpful, he was a golden guy!”can we read on the social network.

A prize pool has also been created for the “women” and the “son” by Jordan. VS’“was a boy with a heart of gold, ready to help others and passionate about football”, we can read in the presentation of the prize pool which has already raised more than 10,000 euros. The French Football Federation also plans “a moment of contemplation” This evening “before the French Cup final”, reported our colleagues from RMC Sport.

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