Former Aston Villa player Dalian Atkinson has passed away after being Tasered by police.
While the details are unknown at this point, bar the fact it was by his father’s house in Telford and that the police claimed they were concerned about ‘the safety of an individual’, one thing is clear – it’s an utter tragedy.
Twitter has mourned the loss of the 48-year-old, who also played for Sheffield Wednesday, Manchester City and Ipswich Town, and videos of his goal for Villa in 1992 have gone viral.
That’s because Atkinson scored the Premier League’s first ever ‘goal of the season’.
Here it is:
The goal was sublime – imagine if Lionel Messi did that – we’d be going on about it for years.
RIP Darlian. What a tragic loss.