Just as football had started coming back into action in England, a tragic incident has shook the English football scene. It has been reported that Christopher Aurier, younger brother of Tottenham right back Serge Aurier, was allegedly shot dead outside a night club in the outskirts of Toulouse, France on 13th July morning.
Christopher, younger sibling of Serge Aurier, was shot in Toulouse
According to police sources, the shooting took place in the early hours of Monday. Local people called the cops after Christopher Aurier was seen on the ground outside Kin’s night club near the Boulevard de Thibaud. He was shot in the abdomen.
A witness had reported that the killer fled the scene after shooting two bullets. By 5 am, the emergency services arrived on the spot and took him to Toulouse University hospital, where he was declared dead. The Regional Judicial Police Service (SRPJ) are currently investigating the case. The reason for the murder is still unknown.
Christopher, 26, is also a footballer like his brother Serge, and played in France for Rodéo Toulouse, a fifth division team. Both brothers started their youth career with RC Lens. However, unlike his elder sibling, who captains the Ivory Coast national football team, Christopher failed to make it to higher levels. Other than Rodéo Toulouse, Christopher had also played for FC Gueugnon, US Chantilly and Belgian side R.U.S. Rebecquoise.
“The club is deeply saddened to confirm media reports that Serge Aurier’s brother passed away in the early hours of this morning,” Tottenham condemned the incident via an official tweet, alongside a photo of Serge’s jersey.
“We are supporting Serge at this difficult time and we ask that the privacy of the player and his family is respected. Everybody at the club sends their sincerest condolences to Serge and his family. Our thoughts are with them all,” the tweet added.
The Club is deeply saddened to confirm media reports that Serge Aurier’s brother passed away in the early hours of this morning.
Everybody at the Club sends their sincerest condolences to Serge and his family. Our thoughts are with them all. pic.twitter.com/NVw0v9OWCR
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 13, 2020
Serge Aurier joined Spurs in 2017, following a two year stint at Paris Saint Germain. He has earned 62 caps for Ivory Coast.