A tragic news has been doing the rounds on the internet for quite some day. A football fan of Crystal Palace club has sadly passed away due to him being involved in a bus accident while celebrating his club’s brilliant win over Leicester.
Crystal Palace won that match brilliantly on April 1 when they came from behind to beat Leicester 2-1.
After the club’s brilliant win, Liam Foley was celebrating in Brixton, South London along with his brother Niall when that sad incident took place.
Who was Liam Foley?
Liam Foley was a season ticket holder of Crystal Palace Club. He was from Dorset and was just 23 years of age at the time of his death.
Crystal Palace club has said that it was “deeply saddened” by his untimely and tragic death.
He was an extremely loyal supporter of the club and had been holding the season pass for more than 20 years. The club will greatly miss such a delighted football fan.
How did Liam Foley die?
Liam died from severe brain injuries caused by the bus collision. While he was celebrating Palace’s win over Leicester with his brother at Brixton, a bus hit him.
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He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he bravely fought for 4 days on life support until he was pronounced dead on April 1.
Crystal Palace paid tribute to loyal fan Liam Foley
Crystal Palace club paid a heartfelt tribute to the loyal fan Liam Foley. His photo was displayed on the large screen of the Selhurst Park Stadium on Saturday when Crystal Palace was about to face Everton.
The club said in a statement “”We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of lifelong fan, Liam Foley.
“Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this extremely sad time.
“We understand that Liam’s girlfriend, Josephine, is running the London Marathon and raising funds in his memory – and we wish her all the very best.”
Liam’s girlfriend Josephine Griffiths ran London Marathon in his memory
Liam Foley’s girlfriend Josephine Griffiths has ran London Marathon on April 23 to raise funds in his memory. It was a really difficult time for the family and friends of Liam Foley.
Josephine ran the marathon for raising funds for the Brain & Spine Foundation. The foundation has been providing free services for anyone with any neurological condition. Since Liam suffered severe head injury after the accident, the charity helped for his cause.
So to raise awareness, Josephine ran the London Marathon 2023 to spread awareness and also help raise funds for the charity. The raised amount will be used for helping other people who are facing similar sort of difficult circumstances.
She said on her statement “After my my boyfriend Liam recently passed away from significant brain injuries, this charity means so much more to me.
“This is in memory of him, and any donation you can make today will make a real difference to other loved ones affected by these kind of life changing conditions.”
By the time you’ll be reading this article, the fundraiser has already reached its target and has raised the full amount.