Former Tottenham and Portsmouth defender Anton Walkes has passed away at the age of 25 in an accident, his club Charlotte FC has confirmed.
Walkes came through the Tottenham youth teams and played for the club once, in a League Cup match in 2016. He also made 66 appearances for Portsmouth before moving to Atlanta United in the United States in 2020.
"We are heartbroken from the loss of Anton Walkes - a truly incredible father, loving person, and outstanding human being," said Charlotte sporting director Zoran Krneta. "Anton embodied what it means to be a part of Charlotte FC and our entire community is grieving over this tragedy. The impact he made in the locker room and throughout Charlotte will never be forgotten. We are thinking of his lovely family during this time and will support them fully in every way imaginable."
Anton played for both Portsmouth and Tottenham before moving to Atlanta United in the United States in 2020.
Portsmouth Football Club also expressed their condolences, saying "Everyone at Portsmouth Football Club is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Anton Walkes. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time."
The PFA extends their deepest condolences and support to the family and friends of Anton Walkes.