A 35-Year-Old Saudi Football Player Died And Fans Sent Their Condolences By Starting A Trending Hashtag

Sultan Al Burqan

Former Saudi football player Sultan Al Burqan who has played for a number of local clubs has succumbed to a deadly illness earlier this week.

The exact illness is not known but Saudi Twitter speculated it to be brain cancer.

The 35-year-old was a prominent sports critic and played as a midfielder for teams like Al Hilal, Al Ittefaq and Al Raed.

Condolences from across the country started pouring in as the news broke out and the Arabic hashtag سلطان_البرقان started to trend

A local sports channel ran a heartbreaking segment on Al Burqan

Former captain of the Saudi national team tweeted a heartfelt message

Al Hilal Club whom Al Burqan has been with for years announced that the full income of their upcoming match with Al Nasr FC would be donated to support Burqan’s family

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Mohammed Mirza

Mohammed is an avid traveler who is constantly on the hunt for new and upcoming Saudi travel destinations. Having lived much of his life in Saudi, he knows the country like the back of his hand. He's also a book lover at heart and is the author of a novel called "Desert Promises".