QPR Give Kiyan Prince Squad Number On 15th Anniversary Of Tragic Death

News from the English Championship this morning as QPR have listed Kiyan Prince in their 2021-22 squad and given him a squad number on the 15th anniversary of his tragic death.

QPR Give Kiyan Prince Squad Number On 15th Anniversary Of Tragic Death
QPR Give Kiyan Prince Squad Number On 15th Anniversary Of Tragic Death

The former academy player was fatally stabbed in 2006 as he tried to break up a fight outside his school.

To honour his memory the club have listed Kiyan in the 2021-22 squad with the squad number 30, the age he would have been today.

QPR midfielder Charlie Owens, who currently holds the number 30 has given up the number in support of the campaign.

Mark Prince, Kiyan’s father set up the Kiyan Prince Foundation in his son’s honour to help tackle knife and gun crime.

QPR manager Mark Warburton said: “We are all fully aware of Kiyan’s tragic story, and Mark has had to walk a path that no parent should have to walk.
“He has done it with dignity and determination. The way he has dealt with this pain is an inspiration to us all.
“We are fully supportive of the campaign to highlight what has been a life needlessly lost. What Kiyan could have achieved we will never know, and that is such a tragedy.
“I am honoured to see his name in my squad for the 2021/22 season and I hope these efforts raise awareness of the incredible work which continue to be carried out by the Kiyan Prince Foundation.”

In a further tribute Kiyan has been added to the QPR squad in the FIFA21 video game.

James Salmon, marketing director at EA SPORTS FIFA Brand, said: “By adding Kiyan in-game this year, we not only want to celebrate what an incredibly-talented footballer he was and should have been, but also continue to offer EA SPORTS FIFA as a platform to raise awareness of the Kiyan Prince Foundation.”

Topps are also adding Kiyan into their Match Attax game with a special addition collectible card.

To read more about the Kiyan Prince Foundation or to make any donations please visit the page HERE.

Long Live The Prince

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