Sevilla’s tweet roughly translates to “The coffin of José Antonio Reyes arrives at Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán”
Former Spanish International Jose Antonio Reyes is known for his time at Arsenal, Sevilla, Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, Benfica, and Espanyol has passed away in a road accident in Alcala de Guadaira.
Tributes are flowing in from across the world. Here are some of them.
Sergio Ramos: “Hablar de Reyes siempre es hablar de alegría. Él se merece que lo recordemos con esa sonrisa eterna”. pic.twitter.com/xsuMT0fEIj— ElDesmarque Sevilla FC (@eldesmarque_sfc) June 2, 2019
I’m devastated to hear the sad news about José Antonio Reyes. Wonderful player, superb team mate and exceptional human being. I wish his family and friends continued strength and courage to get through this difficult time. #takenfartoosoon— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) June 1, 2019
The Spanish Winger had represented Spain 22 times and has made 641 appearances across all competitions.
Jose Reyes was driving his Mercedes Brabus S550V at a speed which was reported to be 120mph on a road that had a 70mph speed limit.
The car reportedly went out of his control and hit a concrete block which let to Car catching flames, Three people were in Mercedes car when this happened according to reports. That included Jose Antonio Reyes and his Two cousins, Jonathan Reyes who died on the spot and Juan Manuel Calderon who was rushed to the hospital. The official statement is not yet released by the police who say the investigation is ongoing.
But this has angered a few people like retired Spanish Goalkeeper Santiago Cañizares who took to Twitter to post ” Circular speeding is a reprehensible attitude. In the accident, there have been victims in addition to the driver. Reyes does not deserve a tribute like a hero. But that does not mean that I regret what happened and that I don’t pray for their souls.
Circular con exceso de velocidad es una actitud reprochable— SANTIAGO CAÑIZARES 💯 (@santicanizares) June 1, 2019
En el accidente ha habido víctimas además del conductor
Reyes no merece un homenaje como si fuera un héroe
Pero eso no quita que lamente lo ocurrido y que rece por sus almas
Lo intolerable lo encuentro en quien se alegra
The funeral of Jose Antonio Reyes will be held tomorrow in winger’s native town of Utrera. His body was taken to Utrera after he has got respects from fans, Staff, and players of Sevilla FC, his boyhood club.
Funeral of Jose Antonio Reyes has been held in his home town of Utrera, Seville. Attached below was a video taken before his last rites at Parroquia Santa María De La Mesa a Church in Utrera, Spain.
Salida del féretro con José Antonio Reyes de la capilla ardiente en el Ayuntamiento de Utrera y llegada al funeral en la parroquia de Santa María de la Mesa pic.twitter.com/hUBU37cPSp— COPE Utrera (@COPEUtrera) June 3, 2019