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TAXES were paid to an “extraordinary” boy who was killed by lightning while playing football.
The youngster, nicknamed Jordan Banks, was attending a solo session on a Blackpool pitch when the horror erupted last night.
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They took him to the hospital but unfortunately it was not possible to save him and he died shortly after.
In Jordan, the honors of his football club, Clifton Rangers Junior FC, were inundated.
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They said, “Our bee’s Jordan U9 tragically died last night doing what he loved.
“Jordan has been a bright light and an inspiration to everyone he has met. A strong, determined and courageous young man who is missed by everyone.
“The world has truly lost an incredible young man who has done so much good in his community.
“We cannot imagine the pain in the family. Our thoughts, prayers, love and hugs are with all and their teammates, friends and coaches who are devastated by the loss.”
The club said it would work with the football association to “support the family and all those affected by this tragedy”.
Jordan was an avid football player and was praised earlier this year by Liverpool star James Milner for his “incredible” charitable work.
The teenager raised £ 2,500 by hiking 30 miles for a local mental health charity in honor of his uncle Reece, who committed suicide in 2018.
For the “little superstar” with a local church, the flowers were left at the crime scene to celebrate subsequent services.
Jordan’s best friend CJ Campbell, nine, paid tribute to his friend and left him a soccer ball and flowers.
He said: “I am very sad about what happened.
“Jordan was my best friend and I will miss him. I have known him from the welcome class.
“We play football against each other.
“He was a lot of fun and caring and raised money for a charity.
“He was in my class at school.”
CJ’s father Chris, a landscape architect, said, “Jordan had a one-on-one training session.
“Her stepfather was in the car at the time. It’s horrible.
“At that point, he was having a practice session to improve his game.
“I am very sorry for his family and what they are going through.”
Spirit of Youth Junior FC who used the pitch paid tribute to Jordan.
They said, “It is with deep regret that we have to share the news that the young man who was struck by lightning tonight has sadly died.
“The tragic accident happened at our local stadium on the Common Edge grounds, but not during club training.
“As a club, we are heartbroken and express our deepest condolences to the boy’s family.
“Spirit of Youth is family and we are rooted in the local community. We will provide all the necessary support both to the family and to those who were with him at the time.
“We would like to ask people to respect family privacy at this tragic time. Rest in peace, young man. ”
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South Blackpool MP Scott Benton said he was “incredibly tired of hearing this tragic and heartbreaking news”.
“I’m sure I speak for the whole community when I say everyone in Blackpool will be thinking of the boy’s family and friends at this sad time,” he said.
Witnesses have now told how the boy was beaten while training during a storm.
One said, “It was a one-on-one soccer game. My sister watched him play with his friends at school. He was friends with my grandson for a minute. . We found out very sadly. ”
“It’s definitely a success because we knew his family personally. You never thought something like this would happen. It’s so heartbreaking I mean what the odds are.”
Shortly after 5 p.m. officers were called to the school’s sports ground on School Road in Blackpool yesterday to report that a child had been injured.
Police said that while investigations are still ongoing, at that time “they believe the boy was struck by lightning.”
Ambulance services visited him and took him to hospital, but he sadly passed away shortly after.
Lancashire Police Department Detective Superintendent Nick Connaughton said: ‘This is a truly devastating incident and our hearts go out to the family and friends of the child who is very sad at this time. and dying.