Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

Condolences To Brave Babayaro

Condolences To Brave Babayaro

Often in football, we are presented with a situation that offers us a stark reminder that there are certain things in this world that are more important than football.

As Glen Roeder offered his opinions on Newcastle's home victory over Liverpool, the Magpies gaffer revealed that defender, Celestine Babayaro had played the game whilst suffering the most horrendous pain.

The night before the game Celestine telephoned his boss with the news that his younger brother had lost his life to tuberculosis.

After consulting with his older brothers, Babayaro made the tremendously brave decision to play the game in memory of his brother only 15 hours after his death.

We here at Vital Arsenal would like to offer Babayaro our deepest sympathies and the strength and courage to battle on in face of tremendous grief.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Rocky7
Date:Sunday February 11 2007
Time: 9:04AM

Comments

0
Totally agree. Never really been a fan of his, but that was a courageous call, and I hope he is welcomed by every opposition fan until the end of the season.
Sir_Harry
11/02/2007 09:10:00
0
It goes to show the strength of his character. What a tremendous loss, but thru such times, I'm sure he'll have the support of his family, club and fans to keep striding on with a raised head.
ducksworth
11/02/2007 18:47:00
0
gr8 respect 4 da man.....shows his character...u don need 2 be a fan of new castle or even football to comend him....!!!
HENRY`14
11/02/2007 19:20:00
0
Too true, great effort Celestine.
hatespur
12/02/2007 08:16:00
0
Unbelievable performance given the circumstances. A brave act indeed.
sandgroanun
12/02/2007 15:18:00
0
true great character shown there.. true sportsmanship..
go4it_adi
12/02/2007 18:13:00
0
he is a versy respected player and that's a really brave decision that this man has made...
princeoflove909
13/02/2007 23:35:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Arsenal Articles

Watford v Arsenal - Vital Pre-Match

Arsenal collected a first point of the season at Champions Leicester last Saturday, defensively it was tighter but the Gunners couldn't breakthrough. Tomorrow we're off to Watford.

The Arsenal Walking Wounded Injury List

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Arsenal FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Match Day Officials v Watford (27/8/16)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Watford this Saturday.

2016-17 Champions League Draw Made

The Champions League draw for the 2016-17 season has been made with the eight groups now confirmed.

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Rocky7
Editor email
Profile
ClockEnd124
no email
Profile
Amos
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Watford v Arsenal
Suggested By:
Arsenal win100%
Watford win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 2 2 0 0 6 4
2 Man Utd 2 2 0 0 6 4
3 Hull City 2 2 0 0 6 3
4 Chelsea 2 2 0 0 6 2
5 Everton 2 1 1 0 4 1
6 Middlesbrough 2 1 1 0 4 1
7 Spurs 2 1 1 0 4 1
8 Burnley 2 1 0 1 3 1
9 WBA 2 1 0 1 3 0
10 West Ham 2 1 0 1 3 0
11 Liverpool 2 1 0 1 3 -1
12 Swansea 2 1 0 1 3 -1
13 Arsenal 2 0 1 1 1 -1
14 Watford 2 0 1 1 1 -1
15 Leicester City 2 0 1 1 1 -1
16 Southampton 2 0 1 1 1 -2
17 Stoke 2 0 1 1 1 -3
18 Sunderland 2 0 0 2 0 -2
19 Crystal Palace 2 0 0 2 0 -2
20 AFC Bournemouth 2 0 0 2 0 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Naijagunner4
2.5102
3.Joe_@**1