jackpot and white walk for Jordan

jackpot and white walk for Jordan
jackpot and white walk for Jordan

Emotions are still running high this Saturday in Courrières (Pas-de-Calais), two days after the sudden death of Jordan Denneulin, 33, struck by lightning on a football field.

The player who was seeking shelter with his training partners due to a violent storm died of lightning on Thursday evening, while thirteen other people were injured.

An “unpredictable” event

According to the mayor of Courrières, Christophe Pilch, the players had started training, in T-shirts, taking advantage of some time “warm and beautiful”When “the weather deteriorated at an incredible speed”.

“They decided to stop training” And “the last ones to reach the locker room were unfortunately struck by lightning”says the mayor of this town of 10,000 inhabitants, evoking an event “totally unpredictable”.

10,000 euros already raised

Before Jordan Denneulin’s funeral, his family took the initiative to open an online fundraiser to raise funds for his wife and their son. “Jordan was a boy with a heart of gold, willing to help others and passionate about football”write the relatives, who have already collected more than 10,000 euros.

An RC Lens jersey

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.

The march will start at 3 p.m. from the Gabriel-Péri stadium. Participants are invited to wear white or an RC Lens jersey, the club that Jordan Denneulin supported.

Tribute before the Coupe de France final

While the Artois Football District has called for a minute of silence to be observed on all pitches this weekend, the French Football Federation is planning a “moment of contemplation” before the kick-off of the Coupe de France final between PSG and Lyon, this Saturday evening in Lille, report our colleagues from RMC Sport .

The funeral of the father of the family will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 29, at 10 a.m., at the Saint-Henri church in Hénin-Beaumont.

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