Christian Atsu

Christian Atsu reportedly died on 18 February 2023. Image via Instagram @chris_atsu

‘Never walk alone’: Fans and supporter’s tributes to Christian Atsu

Football fans and Liverpool supporters reportedly had Christian Atsu’s wife emotional during tributes to the late football player. [watch]

Christian Atsu

Christian Atsu reportedly died on 18 February 2023. Image via Instagram @chris_atsu

Football player Christian Atsu tragically died as a result of a devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria earlier this month, and his wife and children were spotted attending a game where fans and supports paid tribute to the late football star in St. James’ Park on Saturday, 18 February.


According to The Sun, the late Ghanaian footballer was found 12 days after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria earlier this month.

Christian Atsu
Fans worldwide mourned Christian Atsu’s death. Image via Instagram @chris_atsu


Since Christian Atsu’s death, footballers and fans worldwide have been sending tributes to the late football player and his family.

Atsu’s wife, Marie-Claire Rupio and their three children were recently spotted attending a match against Liverpool at St James’ Park.

In solidarity of mourners, Liverpool supporters reportedly sung their anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

A few moments of silence were conducted before an applause broke prior to kick-off.

Atsu’s wife was reportedly moved as a fan held up a jersey with the late footballer’s name whilst others chanted her late husband’s name.

The late footballer’s former Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez also reportedly paid tribute to Atsu on Sky Sports and was quoted as saying,

“It’s really sad because he was a nice, nice, special person.

“He was a good professional. I don’t talk about if he’s a good player or not; he was a nice lad and a good player, but especially a really nice person.

“You can see the pictures,[he’s] always with a smile playing or not playing.”


According to Graphic Online, the 31-year-old’s lifeless body was brought in from Turkey on Sunday evening.

During a short ceremony held in Kotoka International Airport, Ghanaian Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia assured the late football star would be given ‘a befitting burial”.

“The state will be fully involved with the family in providing him a befitting burial,” Bawumia said.

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