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MLS player Anton Walkes, 25, dies in a crash in Florida

MLS player Anton Walkes, 25, dies in a crash in Florida

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CHARLOTTE, NC – Soccer player Anton Walkes, who began his career at Tottenham, died Thursday after an accident in Florida, his MLS club Charlotte FC said. he was 25

Charlotte said in a statement Walkes passed away early Thursday morning, without giving details of the accident.

The Miami Herald reported it was involved in a collision between two boats near Miami Marine Stadium on Wednesday.

Charlotte FC owner David Tepper said everyone at the club was “devastated by the tragic death of Anton Walkes”.

“He was a great son, father, partner and teammate whose cheerful outlook on life touched everyone he met,” Tepper said in a club statement.

Walkes began his career with English Premier League club Tottenham and also played for Portsmouth before signing for Atlanta United in the MLS.

He joined Charlotte in 2022 for the club’s first MLS season.

“Anton made those around him better people in all areas of life and represented Charlotte FC at the highest level on and off the pitch,” said Tepper.

Associated Press reporting.

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