RIP Christian Benitez

Christian Benitez rip

Sad news emerging today that former Birmingham City striker Christian Benitez has passed away. The reports seem to be conflicting as to whether he died as a result of a car crash or due to medical complications from peritonitis, as apparently suggested by his father in law. Regardless, he was a great striker and having moved to the Qatar league for a record £10 million, looked to have great things ahead of him. Antonio Valencia of Manchester United was quick to announce his feelings, tweeting “Hermano porque ahora” or in English, “brother, why now?”

By Matt

Matt is the owner and chief-editor of the Footy Blog, one of the UK's leading football news blogs.