A 25-year-old English footballer Jordan Sinnott died of fractured skull according to medical reports. The player was assaulted a night before a game between his team Matlock Town FC and Mickleover Sports.
The police say when “two large-scale disturbances” was reported around Retford, Nottinghamshire, an investigation team was sent to the area and the unconscious body of Jordan Sinnott, was found in the market place of Retford on Friday, January 24, 2020.
The late midfielder was then rushed to the hospital where he was placed on life support until his death on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
According to a police statement on the incident that led to the death of Jordan Sinnott, a 27-year-old man has been arrested and detained in connection with the assault on the late footballer.
While announcing the death of the late footballer via a press release, Matlock Town FC said the family members of Jordan Sinnott were at the deathbed of the footballer when he gave up the ghost.
“We understand from the Police that following a serious assault in Retford town centre yesterday evening (Friday) Jordan was found unconscious with a suspected fractured skull. He was taken to hospital where he was treated for the injuries and put on a life support machine,” the club said.
The statement also said the game the club had with Mickleover Sports had to be postponed when the news got to the players that Jordan Sinnott’s condition was getting worse and he was on life support.
“After discussion with the Players, League and Mickleover it was agreed that the match should be postponed to a future date. All of the Matlock Town players and Officials returned to the Club House at Matlock.”
Sinnott was a graduate of Huddersfield Town Football Academy. He was on loan at Matlock Town FC from Alfreton Town before his death.
Huddersfield Town Football Club also tweeted its condolence in honour of the late footballer.
The tweet says: “Everyone at #htafc is devastated to hear that former player Jordan Sinnott has passed away today. Our thoughts are with Jordan’s family, friends and everyone at his former and current clubs. A @htafcacademy graduate and proud Terrier, we will always remember him”.
Everyone at #htafc is devastated to hear that former player Jordan Sinnott has passed away today.— Huddersfield Town (@htafc) January 25, 2020
Our thoughts are with Jordan’s family, friends and everyone at his former and current clubs.
A @htafcacademy graduate and proud Terrier, we will always remember him. https://t.co/0R8WNk2Pbe