An Italian Football Club, Juventus has lost a 17-year-old youth player Bryan Dodien on Saturday, aged just 17. The death was confirmed on Sunday throwing fans into mourning.
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Dodien had been diagnosed with cancer at the age of 12, but he made his return to the pitch in 2019. Having been diagnosed in 2015, then-Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba celebrated a goal by revealing a shirt that read: ‘I’m with you, Bryan’.
Pogba then congratulated him upon making his return, and the two shared a close relationship.
“The saddest news,” Pogba wrote on social media after hearing of Dodien’s passing. “My thoughts and prayers are with all of your close ones. Losing a loved one is never easy, but I’ll never forget you.
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“You fought so hard, you were strong, an example for everyone. Goodbye, my little friend. RIP Bryan, you will be missed.”