It’s been 14 years since that damn summer afternoon of August 8, 2009, when Dani Jarque suffered a fatal blackout while chatting on the phone with Jessica, his pregnant partner then more than seven months. Espanyol was concentrated in the Italian town of coverciano and the central one had just been named captain. She had even worn the bracelet before him. Liverpool at the inauguration of RCDE Stadium. It was the first time and the last.
Since then, the applause rumble in minute 21 (the number that Jarque wore) of each Espanyol match in his temple. On August 8 of each year she is also honored together with the gate of the stadium that bears his name. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Tuesday, this space was open for members and parrot followers to show their dear to the ex-captain
Minute of silence
Throughout the morning they were parading through the memorial statuein addition to the relatives of Dani Jarque, a representation of the Catalan club, headed by the CEO, Mao Ye, as well as representatives of the first teams, men’s and women’s, of the Fundació RCDE, and the rest of the blue and white groups.
“Jarque left us many values, his integrity, being a partner… He was an exemplary person”
The blue and white squad made a minute of silence before the session this Tuesday. One of the most excited was Luis Garcia, Jarque’s former partner who experienced that tragedy firsthand. “It’s a sad day, those of us who were there we had a very bad time but we were lucky to meet him, to know what he was like… He left us many values, his integrity, being a partner… He was a exemplary person“, assured the technician.
Moises Hurtado He was the first to open the door that sad afternoon. His screams mobilized the rest of the teammates. “It is the worst thing I have experienced in my life,” Luis García summed up in an interview with EL PERIÓDICO, from the Prensa Ibérica group, on the tenth anniversary of his death. “By misfortune we will have to remember it, but it will always be the eternal captain”concluded this Tuesday.