The mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has passed away having contracted COVID-19, the club have confirmed on Twitter.
Guardiola’s mother, named Dolors Sala Carrió, passed away today in Barcelona having contracted this horrendous disease.
Spain is one of the worst impacted countries in the world. There are over 135,000 confirmed cases of the disease with 13,055 deaths and over 40,000 recoveries.
There has already been plenty of reaction to the news with City’s local rivals, Manchester United, leading the charge on social media.
The clubs official Twitter account retweeted Manchester City’s initial tweet, saying: “Everyone at Manchester United is saddened to hear this terrible news. We send our heartfelt condolences to Pep and his family. #ACityUnited”
Guardiola suffers tragic loss
Political commentator, journalist and Arsenal Football Club fan Piers Morgan also tweeted his condolences.
Meanwhile, Manchester City themselves replied to their own tweet issuing their condolences to the Guardiola family.
They replied saying: “Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”
This news is a stark reminder that, while it’s beatable, the COVID-19 crisis is far from over. We have a long way to go and a lot of work to do.
Please, if you’re planning on paying your condolences to Mrs Carrió, do it from your own home. Send a message on Twitter or send off an email.
RIP Mrs Carrió. Everybody at The Sports Despatch send their heartfelt condolences to Pep Guardiola and his family at this horrendous time.
Stay home, stay safe.