QPR Assign Squad Number To Passed Academy Player Kiyan Prince

The London-based club pays tribute to its' former academy youngster, who lost his life trying to stop a fight.

Kiyan Prince To Feature In QPR Squad List & FIFA 21

On the 15th anniversary of Kiyan Prince death, QPR have decided to assign him the squad number 30, his age if he is still alive today. Prince will be listed as a squad member on all matchday programmes.

In addition to giving Kiyan Prince a place in the squad, QPR also partners with EA Sport to inlclude him in the game, wearing the new COPA Sense+.

Mark Prince, Kiyan's father, talked about the tribute: "I want my son to be remembered not for the tragedy of his death but for the triumph of his achievements [...] And, hopefully, we can inspire other kids to honour their own talent, too - whatever their own strengths might be."

After the death of Kiyan Prince, his father founded the Kiyan Prince Foundation, the name of which QPR has adopted for their home stadium. The foundation aims to raise awareness as well as tackle knife and gun crime.

Les Ferdinand, director of football at QPR, said: “As a club we have worked closely with the Kiyan Prince Foundation and it has been an honour to get to know Mark on a personal level during that time."

"What he has been through is every parent’s worst nightmare and his response to such a tragedy has been truly inspiring."

All the proceeds coming from this advertising campaign will be donated to The Kiyan Prince Foundation.

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