The football world will reflect on the death of Thijs Slegers on Monday. The PSV press secretary died at the age of 46 from leukemia. “Rest in peace, Thijs!”, PSV’s supporters’ association reports in response to the obituary shared by PSV.
Many reactions also come from outside Eindhoven. “It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Thijs Slegers. We wish his relatives and everyone at PSV a lot of strength with this great loss,” writes the KNVB football association. “Words are not enough… We wish family, friends and everyone at PSV a lot of strength in bearing this great loss,” said Feyenoord. Ajax reports: “Rest in peace, Thijs. An example for many. A lot of strength to all relatives.”
Before Slegers started working for PSV in 2015, he was a journalist for, among others, Voetbal International and De Telegraaf. “Goodbye excellent colleague and excellent press manager. On behalf of the profession, we wish the relatives and the PSV community strength in coping with this loss. Rest in peace Thijs!”, said the Dutch Sport Press (NSP) on Twitter.
Royal Antwerp FC, the club of former PSV coach Mark van Bommel, who had Slegers as press secretary at the time, writes: “Royal Antwerp FC wishes all relatives a lot of strength with this unreal loss.” World football association FIFA also expresses support on Twitter with the words: “Rest in peace, Thijs.”
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