Tag Archives: Miki Roque

Updated: UEFA Continues To Be Douchebaggy

27 Jun

The UEFA has denied the RFEF’s request to have one minute of silence for Miki Roque at today’s Spain-Portugal match. They have also told La Roja that they can’t wear black mourning armbands. Lest you think this is just general regulations, they did allow one minute of silence before the France-Sweden game after the death of journalist Thierry Roland.  Pooheads.  Thanks to watishisto PLL for bringing this to my attention.

Updated: Watishista jellyace found this info. I guess they relented.

– Lozil

Updated: Bless You, Puyi.

25 Jun

It’s just come out that Carles Puyol had been quietly paying for all the cancer treatment for Miki Roque. They met at the Dexeus Clinic and became friends. Turns out that Miki’s mother was raised in the same town that Puyi was from: La Pobla de Segur. Puyol wore an “Anims Miki!” shirt after the Champions League final in 2011 in support of his friend but he kept the extent of his involvement in Miki’s care well out of the press. According to the article, he was very influential with the doctors and clinic throughout Miki’s treatment. You are a class act, Puyi and I am so sorry for your loss. I know you must be grieving your friend right now, but I am sure that your support, both financial and emotional, was a godsend for Miki and his family during his fight.  You’re a good man.

Updated: How big of an impact was Puyol’s support? Well, Betis was selling wristbands to fans to help pay for Roque’s operation and treatment. The club wanted to pay for it all but the financial situation made it impossible, so the fans chipped in to help the young man and his family.  Puyi stepping in must have made a huge difference financially.

– Lozil

Rest In Peace: Miki Roque

25 Jun

Real Betis and former Liverpool defender Miguel ‘Miki’ Roque Farrero died yesterday of bone cancer. He was 23 years old. Miki was forced to retire in March 2011 after a malignant tumor was found in his pelvis. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and others who loved him and lost him much too soon.

– Lozil