Villarreal youth player killed by his own father | inside World Soccer

A terrible news for Villarreal was broken on Monday as their youth player, Jorge Monzonís Sempere, was murdered by his own father in an act of domestic violence.

Every member at Villarreal observe a minute of silence in memory of Jorge Monzonís Sempere
Every member of Villarreal observe a minute of silence in memory of Jorge Monzonís Sempere

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The 10-year-old boy was killed by his father, who also stabbed his wife to death before committing suicide by throwing himself from the rooftop of their apartment building.

According to the Spanish National Police, all indications are that Jorge was choked to death because the small wounds on his body had no trace of blood.

"Villarreal CF wishes to express its deepest sorrow and sadness for the loss of Jorge Monzonís Sempere, footballer of the Alevín F team of the Yellows football school," read a statement on Villarreal website.

"Also, the club wishes to offer its sincerest condolences at this difficult time, to the relations and friends of the young sportsman.

"As a sign of respect and mourning, players, coaching staff and employees of Villarreal CF will mark a moment of silence before the start of training, to be held at the Miralcamp training complex, from 17:30 this afternoon.

"In addition, El Madrigal will also observe a moment of silence next Thursday, before the match against Getafe.

"Rest in peace."

As indicated, every member of staff at the club, including players from all teams, from the first-team squad to the youngest academy players, all observed a moment of silence on Monday as the shock resonated throughout the various teams.

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