On Thursday evening, France under-18’s took on Ukraine in what looked like a tough proposition for a side which included Arsenal youngsters Francis Coquelin and Gilles Sunu.
Little did they know, a major tragedy was about to occur within the Saint-Denis-de-l’Hôtel, central France. A parachutist was planned to spectacularly fly in and place the match ball on the pitch. It went completely wrong.
Experienced Parachutist Sylvain Charbrol, crashed unprecedentedly into the crowd wounding two teenagers. Not only was it a horrendous error, but a massive upset in the French community. The teenager suffered a cardiac rest following his injury and died of his wounds in hospital.
The referee immediately called for the match to be suspended, while Coquelin and Sunu looked on in amazement and horror.
France Football Federation President Jean-Pierre Escalette told their official website:
“This type of accident jump demonstration with percussion from the crowd is unprecedented.” “In keeping me from any final conclusion, an investigation by the police is still ongoing, it is likely that Sylvain has poorly understood and appreciated his arrival on stage.”, He said.
“The other six were paratroopers, they posed no problem after the accident. “But themselves do not know what happened, they have not seen anything.”
Everybody at Gooner Talk would like to express their deepest sympathies to the families of those children as well as Sylvain Charbrol’s family.
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