Argentina’s first division membership Godoy Cruz have mentioned the demise of their Uruguay striker Santiago “Morro” Garcia was “motivated by private issues.”
Garcia, 30, was discovered useless in his house in Mendoza by police on Saturday.
The participant had missed coaching classes on Thursday and Friday.
“We’ve got been silent till now out of respect for the one who was our prime scorer and for his household, till they had been duly famous,” a membership assertion mentioned.
“We’re obliged, within the face of the information and posts on social networks, to speak, because it emerges from some media retailers and as his entourage is aware of, that his drastic determination was motivated by private issues that he had had for a very long time, completely unrelated to the connection with this establishment. Nevertheless, we await the completion of the case in order that the authorities clarify this unlucky act.”
Garcia, who had been on the books of Argentina’s prime division membership Godoy Cruz since 2016, was on the lookout for one other membership together with his deal expiring in June.
He had been sidelined with COVID-19 final month.
The membership acknowledged that at “all instances” the membership had helped their “beloved Morro” throughout his private struggles however added: “Sadly, nobody might keep away from this drastic determination.”
Membership Godoy introduced they had been retiring the participant’s No. 18 jersey whereas the membership cancelled all occasions on the weekend as they mourned the demise of the previous Nacional participant.
“Nothing might be sufficient to thanks for all that you simply gave Godoy Cruz,” the membership mentioned. “The [number] 18 is yours, might be everlasting with you. Thanks for every part MORRO!”
South America’s soccer governing physique, CONMEBOL, expressed their disappointment over the previous Uruguay Beneath-20 participant’s passing.