Reims president Jean-Pierre Caillot said the coronavirus pandemic has affected the club “in the heart” following the death of club doctor Bernard Gonzalez.
The Ligje 1 club posted a poetic tribute to the 60-year-old on Sunday, describing Gonzalez – who was said to be isolating with his wife after testing positive for the virus – as “a man of science and literature, with inexhaustible curiosity”.
Reims’ mayor, Arnaud Robinet, called Gonzalez a “collateral victim of Covid-19” and suggested the medical professional – who worked with the club for 23 years – had left a note.
“Gonzalez was great professional, recognized and appreciated by all,” Robinet said.
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“My thoughts are with his parents, his wife and his family.
“He is a collateral victim of Covid-19, because it had been detected positive. I know he left a note to explain his gesture. But I…
Source: Complete Sports