Rest in peace, Hrvoje Custic
It's a needless and senseless tragedy.
Last Saturday, Hrvoje Custic, a 24 year old winger for Croatian first division side, NK Zadar, is running by the touchline and after losing balance following a challenge his momentum takes him off the pitch and into a sickening head-on collision with a concrete wall criminally situated just two metres off the touchline.
Custic immediately had a seizure on the pitch and after five days in a coma died of serious brain injury on Thursday.
The circumstances of Custic's passing are shocking. I can't believe the gross recklessness of having a concrete wall just yards from the touchline. It was inviting a tragedy and now one has taken place. It is clear that the Croatian football authorities must take immediate action to ensure any such repeats of this tragedy are removed.
The Prva Liga fixtures have been postponed this weekend in tribute to Hrvoje Custic.
We at EFT wish to pass on our condolences to the family and friends of Hrvoje Custic. May he rest in peace.