Football community offers condolences to family and friends of Phillip Hughes
Hughes tragically passed away today after he was struck in the head by a ball during a Sheffield Shield match on Tuesday.
“The passing of Phillip Hughes is an incredibly sad day for Australian sport and on behalf of everyone in Australian football I would like to pass on our condolences to Phillip’s family, friends and the cricket community.
“For an athlete to lose his life while playing professional sport as a result of an unfortunate accident is very difficult to comprehend and we are all feeling a little numb today.
“Our thoughts are with Phillip’s family and everyone affected by this tragic accident.”
Football fans, players, clubs and pundits took to Twitter to express their shock and grief at the passing of the likeable and prodigiously talented batsman.
Devastating news. Thoughts and prayers are with family and friends of Hughes. #RIPPhilHughes
— Josh Rose (@josh_rose3) November 27, 2014
— Steve Horvat (@Steve_Horvat) November 27, 2014
I am actually lost for words. My love goes out to the family of Phillip Hughes. Such a young champion taken too early. RIP
— Craig Moore (@CraigMoore_18) November 27, 2014
RIP Phil Hughes. Just devastating. Thoughts are with his family and loved ones.
— Teresa Polias (@midfielderT) November 27, 2014
— Sydney Olympic FC (@sydneyolympic) November 27, 2014
#RIPPhilHughes incredibly sad moment. absolutely shattered to hear the news. forever not out ! RIP
— Zac Anderson (@ZacAnderson4) November 27, 2014
We stand alongside the Australian community in conveying our thoughts & prayers to family and friends of Phillip Hughes. #RIPPhilHughes
— The Women's Game (@TheWomensGame) November 27, 2014
— Nathan Burns (@nathanburns10) November 27, 2014
— Adelaide United FC (@AdelaideUnited) November 27, 2014
Over in the USA & just seen the breaking news about the passing away of Phillip Hughes. Condolences to his family, a sad day for world sport
— Tony Vidmar (@tonyvidmar) November 27, 2014
Probably the saddest moment in Australian cricket history. Living his dream one second gone the next. RIP Phil Hughes
— Trent Sainsbury (@Tsainsbury92) November 27, 2014
— Asif (@AZ_HiFi) November 27, 2014
Really hits home when a fellow athlete dies doing what they love puts things into perspective. Never take anything for granted #RIPHughesy
— 코 니. Rob Cornthwaite (@robcornthwaite) November 27, 2014