Manchester City’s Under 18s pay touching T-shirt tribute to former team-mate Jeremy Wisten following his tragic death aged 17 as they wear tops adorned with his picture and ‘RIP’ ahead of FA Youth Cup clash
- Tributes flooded in after the death of ex-Manchester City player Jeremy Wisten
- The club’s U18s team have sported warm up tops emblazoned with Wisten’s face
- Wisten was found unresponsive at his family home by paramedics last weekend
- City, and a number of their players, penned touching messages on social media
Manchester City’s U18s team have paid tribute to the late Jeremy Wisten, a former academy player at the club, after his tragic death.
City’s starlets sported touching warm-ups tops emblazoned with a photo of Wisten ahead of their FA Youth Cup clash against Blackburn on Friday.
Wisten was found unresponsive at his family home by paramedics last weekend.
Manchester City’s U18s team paid tribute to the late Jeremy Wisten with their warm-up tops
Wisten, who played for City’s youth ranks for two years, was found unresponsive last weekend
A minute’s silence in memory of Wisten was observed at St George’s Park before the semi-final cup tie got underway.
A number of the young players who featured in the competition have donated to a crowdfund created to support Wisten’s family.
The page was created by a close friend of his relatives.
The shirts were emblazoned with a photo of Wisten ahead of City’s FA Youth Cup tie on Friday
Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte was among those to have paid tribute to Wisten on social media.
The City and England forward tweeted using prayer and rose emojis, while his team-mate said: ‘Horrible news… RIP young man.’
A statement from the club read: ‘The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former academy player Jeremy Wisten.
‘We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.’
City and England striker Raheem Sterling reacted after the club made the sad announcement
Defender Aymeric Laporte was also shocked after learning of prospect Wisten’s tragic death
A minute’s silence was also observed at St George’s Park in memory of the academy starlet
Wisten, a Malawi-born defender, moved to the UK with his family as a child and joined City in 2016. He featured for the club’s elite youth squads before leaving in December 2018.
Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood dedicated his first Champions League goal in midweek to Wisten, with the clearly-emotional 19-year-old falling to his knees and pointing to the sky.
He later took to Twitter to post: ‘That one was for you bro. RIP Jeremy Wisten.’
Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood had dedicated his goal in mid-week to Wisten
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