Anton Walkes, a former player of Atlanta United, has passed away following a tragic boating accident. The 22 year old defender had been on loan to Glasgow since February with the hope of making an eventual return to Major League Soccer (MLS). Unfortunately, his life was cut short in a freak accident when the vessel he was on collided with a large wave.
Anton Walkes had become an integral part of Atlanta United’s defence since his arrival in 2016, helping the team to secure several important victories. He was known for being especially composed when under pressure, and never shying away from making tackles to win back possession. Off the pitch, he was an avid fisherman, often taking trips out on the lake to relax.
The entire MLS community is mourning this great loss and sending their condolences to friends and family of Anton Walkes. He will be remembered for his dedication and commitment, both on and off the pitch, as well as for his positive attitude towards life. In light of his passing, Atlanta United has set up a memorial fund to honor his memory and provide support to his loved ones.
Our thoughts continue to be with the Walkes family during this difficult time. May Anton’s memory live on in all of us, inspiring others to strive for greatness and never give up hope. Rest in peace, Anton Walkes – we will never forget you. Thank you for all that you have done.
We are also grateful to Anton Walkes for the positive impact he had in the world of soccer, both on and off the field. He was an incredible player, but more importantly a respected teammate who always put team goals ahead of individual recognition. His comforting presence will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
We invite you to join us in honoring Anton Walkes’ memory by donating to the memorial fund that will be established in his name. Your donation will go toward providing financial assistance to those closest to Anton during this difficult time. We are deeply thankful for your contribution, no matter how large or small. Together, we can ensure that Anton’s legacy lives on and bring light to the dark times. We will send out the info for donating as soon as we get it
Thank you again for your generosity. Your support is indispensable, and we are forever appreciative of your kindness.