The daddy of a 14-year-old footballer who died when he collided with one other participant whereas attempting to save lots of a purpose has mentioned his son “went out doing what he liked”.

Goalkeeper Luca Campanaro, who performed for Bedgrove Dynamos FC, suffered a deadly mind harm within the “freak accident” throughout an under-15s away match in opposition to Harefield United in west London on Sunday.

His father Americo Campanaro mentioned his son’s ardour was soccer, and added: “My boy went doing what he liked. I might somewhat he went out that means than being knocked down by a bus.”

He defined his son, from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, had gone right into a sliding sort out and suffered an impression to his head.

Mr Campanaro, who coached the crew and witnessed the accident, mentioned: “It was a one-on-one problem, their final participant in opposition to Luca, he has come operating out of the purpose to make the problem, gone in for a sliding problem, he has slid and principally tackled the boy who has carried on sliding.

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“From what we will make out, his leg or knee continued and smacked Luca proper within the aspect of the top or neck.

“It was a good problem, there was nothing both of them might have achieved about it.

“Medical doctors have mentioned it is the identical as being in a head-on collision in a automobile crash.

“It is knocked him unconscious and he didn’t regain consciousness, the impression prompted extreme mind harm.

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“He went to take a seat up and actually went straight again down and that is after I knew one thing was fallacious and I went on to the pitch and began the worst three days of my life.”

Mr Campanaro mentioned his son’s organs have been donated and if profitable had saved 4 lives.

He mentioned: “There’s a part of my boy that lives on within the nation or around the globe, the boy would have achieved something for anybody and his final present has been to hold on doing that.”

Describing his son, who was a fan of Tottenham Hotspur and Italian groups Juventus and Foggia, Mr Campanaro mentioned: “He was a typical teenager, he may very well be moody however he was a completely improbable son and good friend. He was a mild large.

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“Soccer was his life, he aspired to attempt to make it if he might however he was lifelike at how laborious it was to develop into knowledgeable and had different concepts as properly.”

Mr Campanaro, an space gross sales supervisor for a lighting firm, mentioned he doesn’t consider his son’s dying ought to be an argument for limiting how individuals play soccer to stop accidents, however mentioned the household needs to help medical analysis into mind accidents.

A crowdfunding web page set as much as help Luca’s household has reached greater than £20,000, with a few of the donations going to the London Air Ambulance.


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