Monday, August 24, 2009

Double Dose of Tragedy Hits West Ham

Perhaps I'm imagining things, but rather than "silly" as the transfer season is so prone to being called, this summer has been rather sullen at times. Now, just weeks after the death of 26 year old Espanyol captain Dani Jarque comes news of two tragic events affecting West Ham in less than 24 hours.

Reports this morning revealed that West Ham defender Calum Davenport (26) and his mother (49) fell victim to a stabbing attack in their driveway early Saturday morning. It appears the culprit was the lover of Davenport's sister. Davenport is in stable condition but may lose a leg from his injuries.

Meanwhile, Ian Collison (46) was on his way to see his 20-year old son, and West Ham midfielder, Jack Collison play agaisnt Spurs when he crashed his motorcycle Sunday morning. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Our thoughts here at FutbolNation are with both the Davenport and Collison familes, as well as the West Ham footballing family as they all suffer through these sad events.

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