It is with great sorrow that we learned about the death of MLS player, who died recently according to a report from online sources.
The death news has caused a lot of reactions on social media which has caused family and friends to mourn.
Who was Anton Walkes?
Anton Charles Walkes (8 February 1997 – 19 January 2023) was an English professional footballer who played as a defender and midfielder.
Walkes began his club career with Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, making one appearance for the club in the League Cup.
In 2017, he was loaned to Atlanta United. In August, his loan extended until the end of the 2017 season.
Walkes was then loaned out to League One club Portsmouth, playing the remainder of the 2017–18 season before being signed by Portsmouth permanently in July 2018.
He spent two further seasons with Portsmouth, winning the EFL Trophy in 2019, before returning to Atlanta United in January 2020. He was signed by Charlotte FC in 2022, where he remained until his death a year later.
MLS player cause of death
MLS player Anton Walkes is dead after a boat accident in Florida on Wednesday, his team confirmed. He was 25.
After a two-vessel crash near Miami Marine Stadium, the Charlotte FC player was found unconscious, transported to shore and given CPR by Miami Rescue, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a statement to PEOPLE.
Walkes, who was driving one of the boats at the time of the crash, was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died from injuries, the statement said.
The investigation is still active and no further information is available at this time, they said.