UK time is: 20:06:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 11 2007

Time: 9:04AM

Your Comments

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
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
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
Too true, great effort Celestine.
hatespur
Unbelievable performance given the circumstances. A brave act indeed.
sandgroanun
true great character shown there.. true sportsmanship..
go4it_adi
he is a versy respected player and that's a really brave decision that this man has made...
princeoflove909
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Arsenal Articles

Arsenal Games Switched For TV (Friday December 19 2014)

Bellerin To Play With More Freedom Now (Friday December 19 2014)

Wenger - Monaco Completes The Circle (Friday December 19 2014)

Liverpool v Arsenal Match Preview (Friday December 19 2014)

The Ox: Don't Blame Wenger, Blame Us (Thursday December 18 2014)

Archived Arsenal Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Amos. 65
2. Naijagunner 49
3. paul_ownz 26
4. Galway Gooner 22
5. luckys_10 13
6. Little Dutch 12
7. shewore 12
8. Nwankwo25 11
9. alwaysgunner 10
10. Wyn Mills 10

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Liverpool 2 - 2 Arsenal
Arsenal 4 - 1 Newcastle
Stoke 3 - 2 Arsenal
Arsenal 1 - 0 Southampton
WBA 0 - 1 Arsenal
Arsenal 1 - 2 Man Utd

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Man Utd 17 9 5 3 12 32
4. West Ham 17 9 4 4 10 31
5. Southampton 17 9 2 6 15 29
6. Arsenal 17 7 6 4 9 27
7. Spurs 17 8 3 6 -1 27
8. Swansea 17 7 4 6 3 25
9. Newcastle 17 6 5 6 -5 23

Breaking League News

» Liverpool : 21/12/2014 20:00:00
Bent Wants Brighton Stay
» Aston Villa : 21/12/2014 19:18:00
Prem - Hull 0-1 Swansea
» Hull City : 21/12/2014 18:35:00
Prem - Man City 3-0 Palace
» Crystal Palace : 21/12/2014 18:32:00
Hill On Crucial West Bromwich Albion Victory
» Q.P.R. : 21/12/2014 17:42:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Arsenal MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Szczesny 0%
Chambers 0%
Debuchy 0%
Mertesacker 0%
Gibbs 0%
Oxlade-Chamberlain 0%
Flamini 0%
Cazorla 0%
Sánchez 0%
Giroud 0%
Welbeck 0%
Sub:-Coquelin 0%
Sub:-Campbell 0%
Sub:-Monreal 0%