Fans line up at the Cornella El Prat to pay their respect to Dani Jarque
Spain paid its respect to Espanyol skipper Dani Jarque whose body was brought back to Barcelona and lay in repose at the chapel of the Cornella- El Prat.
A number of clubs showed up to say farewell to the young defender who tragically died three days ago at the age of 26 years of a sudden heart attack. Sevilla who had to endure a similar tragedy two years ago with Antonio Puerta sent Andres Palop and manager Manuel Jiminez. Barca was represented by Joan La Porta, Pep Guardiola, and Andres Iniesta. Real’s delegation included Fiorentina Perez and captain Raul and Valencia similarly sent Manuel Llorente and captain David Albelda.
Meanwhile, there are proposals for honouring him such as retiring his number and renaming the stadium. These are palliatives in my opinion, the more noteworthy way to remember him is to establish the sort of stringent testing that can detect this condition. Let Jarque’s death not be in vain.