Carlos Tevez pulled out of Boca Juniors’ game against Newell’s Old Boys on Sunday after the death of his father due to complications from Covid-19.
The former Manchester United and Man City striker has returned to Buenos Aires as he mourns the loss of his adopted dad – who had been fighting for his life for several weeks.
The Sun reports that Segundo Raimundo Tevez beat coronavirus last year but had recently suffered further health problems.
Doctors had warned Tevez and his family that his chances of survival were very slim.
Segundo, the husband of Carlos’ aunt Adriana, adopted the Argentine after his biological father died before he was born.
Boca confirmed the sad news as they tweeted: “Boca Juniors mourns the death of Don Segundo, Carlos’ father, and are thinking of the Tevez family and their friends at this time of so much pain and sadness. Stay strong!”
Segundo had surgery on his neck at the start of 2020 before contracting coronavirus later in the year during the pandemic.
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