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Two young footballers have died. In Spain 23-year old Jordi Pitarque died after a cardiac arrest, while in the United States of America, 27-year old Isidore Philip Tisson was shot dead.

 

Jordi Pitarque died last Sunday after suffering three cardiac arrests, according to Spanish news agency EFE. Earlier that day he played without any problems for his team CD Reus Deportiu in the 2-0 loss at El Prat in the Tercera División. He was on the field for 74 minutes before being sent off with a second yellow card.

 

Later that afternoon, he suffered his first cardiac arrest. He recovered, but his family decided to call an ambulance to take him to the hospital. During the ride on the ambulance he suffered his second, and in the hospital the third followed.

 

According to his club, Reus, Pitarque had passed the medical examination in July, just like his team mates. Nothing abnormal was detected. Pitarque also played for CD Tortosa, Gimnàstic and La Pobla de Mafumet.

 

One week ago, Isidore Philip Tisson was shot in New York. The 27-year old player from the national team of Saint Lucia was killed after leaving a night club on Monday morning August 30th.

 

On Sunday, Tisson made the winning goal against Saint Kitts and Nevis in a semi final of the Caribbean Cup Tournament. The striker even did a television interview and watched as Jamaica secured the other final spot. He warned the Jamaican players: ‘Next Sunday, I'm coming for you all and you better be ready.’ Then Tisson went out with his team mates to celebrate their win. Hours later he was shot.

 

In the final, last Sunday, Saint Lucia lost to the reigning champions Jamaica, who celebrated their seventh consecutive championship: 1-0. ‘It was the hardest game I ever played’, confessed team mate Simon Polius. ‘We played for Tisson. We played for our country’, added Able James.