Jeremy Wisten, a 17-year-old Manchester City footballer has reportedly killed himself after he was released by the English football club.
1st News gathered that the teenage youngster took his life after the club announced that they would no longer consider him their player.
Witsen, a promising talent born in Malawi and raised in the UK, joined Man City at the U-13 level in February 2016 and was recently released by the club.
According to Malawi24, the 17-year-old was left depressed by the club’s decision to release him and he decided to take his life.
Details of his death remain unclear, but Manchester City and senior players at the club; including Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte have paid tribute to the former academy player.
A City statement reads;
“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.”
Jeremy Wisten had high hopes of flourishing at Manchester City before his sudden demise.
This is coming several months after a former Serbian footballer took his own life.
The 38-year-old Serbian footballer, Miljan Mrdakovic committed suicide due to depression.
His heartbroken partner and singer, Ivana Stanic, told the media:
‘We had an ideal relationship, everything was great.
‘But he had problems, he liked to drink and I think that; in addition to the problems he had with depression, is the main reason why he did it.
‘After the end of his career, he struggled to cope because football meant everything to him.”