Man City star Jack Grealish pays touching tribute to his baby brother on 22nd anniversary of his tragic death

JACK GREALISH has paid a touching tribute to his baby brother on the anniversary of his untimely passing.

The Manchester City and England star posted a picture of his brother Keelan’s gravestone on Saturday to mark the 22nd anniversary of his death.


Keelan was just nine months old when he passed away from cot death when Jack was four.

Jack, 26, has repeatedly honoured his brother’s memory during his career.

When he scored his first senior goal while on loan at Notts County in the 2013/14 season, he dedicated it to Keelan. 

And in November 2018 while playing for Aston Villa, he dedicated his goal in a 4-2 victory to his sibling. 

Read More in Football

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel splits from wife Sissi after 13 years of marriage

Ronaldo all smiles as he signs young Man Utd fan’s shirt hours before falling ill

He said: “I had tears in my eyes. I was crying because all my family were here and it’s a moment I dreamed of as a fan.

"I got emotional after scoring because of my little brother who passed away. I dedicated the goal to him.”

After the game, Jack was targeted by a sick troll who taunted him about Keelan’s death.

The troll – Alfie Perkins – was later fined after being convicted of sending offensive communications. 

Most read in Football

BRING IT HOME

England's kick-off times REVEALED & there's a huge shake-up with opening game

FULL TIME

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel splits from wife Sissi after 13 years of marriage

BIG DOUGH IN DOHA

Fans face splashing out £9k PER NIGHT to stay in Qatar for World Cup

MAN UTD VERDICT

Draw with Leicester could be day Rashford realised he may have to quit

Jack’s dad Kevin has previously spoken about the trauma of Keelan’s death.

He said: “He was only nine months old, he was a little angel and I was devastated. We all were.

“Jack was only a kid himself back then, but he still remembers Keelan and he still thinks about him with everything he achieves.

“We still miss Keelan and still think about him – you never ever get over losing a child – but we are so grateful and lucky that we are blessed with Jack, his brother Kevan and his little sisters Holly and Kiera.”

    Source: Read Full Article