Sevilla held a tribute to Jose Antonio Reyes on Saturday night before their game against Atletico Madrid.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's Jose Antonio Reyes celebrates prematurely as his goal is disallowed during their Premiership match against Liverpool at home to Arsenal 08 May 2005. AFP PHOTO/ CARL DE SOUZA
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal’s Jose Antonio Reyes celebrates prematurely as his goal is disallowed during their Premiership match against Liverpool at home to Arsenal 08 May 2005. AFP PHOTO/ CARL DE SOUZA

Waiting for the players as they emerged from the tunnel were 11 children, all wearing Reyes shirts from the clubs he played for, including Arsenal.

Reyes was tragically killed at the start of June when the car he was allegedly driving at 135mph crashed. His cousin Jonathan also died while another cousin, Juan Manuel Calderón, was hospitalised in a serious condition.

It has been reported that Calderón was badly burned trying to save Reyes when the car was on fire.

Reyes played for Arsenal between 2004 and 2007. He also represented Sevilla, Real Madrid, Benfica, Espanyol, Cordoba, Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard, and Extremadura.

He was 35 when he died.

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