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van Persie Pays Jones Tribute

van Persie Pays Jones Tribute

A tragic couple of weeks in football has seen the death of three players and the collapse of a fourth.

Clive Clarke collapsed on the pitch last week after suffering a double heart failure, whilst Antonio Puerta & Zambian player Chaswe Nsofwa died in training, and all this on top of the tragic loss of life of QPR youngster Ray Jones, a boyhood Gooner, who was killed in a traffic accident.

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie felt particularly moved by the death of Jones, enough so that he sent a signed Arsenal shirt to the QPR training ground, that read 'In Memory, a sad loss to football', to pay his respects.

QPR club captain Adam Bolder accepted the shirt on the clubs behalf and welcomed van Persie's gesture. Speaking with the QPR website he said 'At a difficult time like this, it's nice to see the footballing world come together in the way it has. We have all been really heartened by the tributes that continue to flow in, and this shirt and message from van Persie is a lovely gesture.'

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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Saturday September 1 2007
Time: 12:04PM

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RVP...I salute you!!!
jess_farenesh
01/09/2007 12:16:00
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RIP Ray Jones, and all other footballers who have passed away. Nice gesture Robin, he really seems to have grown as a person aswell as a player.
Rocky7
01/09/2007 12:18:00
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A wonderful tribute to the lad, and a marvellous gesture befitting of Arsenal football club. Well done RVP and my deapest condolances to all those other young men who have passed away recently.
HerbertChapman
01/09/2007 12:34:00
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Well done RVP. R.I.P Ray Jones
ArsenalRob
01/09/2007 14:06:00
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RIP Ray Jones .. A good thing to see RvP doing such a thing. I wonder if he knew him .. Nevertheless, i think Wenger's idea about the medical should be taken seriosly.
pratyk
01/09/2007 14:14:00
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just shows how matured he's become,lives are lost but memories shall live
Babeasta
01/09/2007 14:22:00
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He's really matured alot, sounds like something Bergkamp would've done.
stukazufuss
01/09/2007 15:32:00
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a very generous gesture from RVP and just shows that there are still footballers who care about others rather than how much they get paid (Ashley C***). RIP Ray, Puerta and Nsofwa. A sad week for football.
itsup4grabsnow
01/09/2007 17:24:00
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r.i.p
korodon
02/09/2007 05:54:00
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