Football world reacts to tragic death of striker Dalian Atkinson

Football world reacts to tragic death of striker Dalian Atkinson
Former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson scoring the first goal in the Coca Cola Cup Final at Wembley in 1994 against Manchester United goalkeeper Les Sealey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

The football world has been shocked this morning by the tragic death of former striker Dalian Atkinson.

The 48-year-old, who made 85 appearances in four seasons with Aston Villa, was Tasered by UK police in the early hours of the morning.

There are few details known yet about the incident with police saying that officers were called amid concerns "for the safety of an individual".

Fans have expressed their shock and sorrow on social media.

Former team-mates and friends have also paid tribute to the striker.

Atkinson was particularly remembered for a goal scored against Wimbledon in October 1992, which won the BBC Match of the Day Goal of the Season competition.


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