Mark Prince: ‘Kiyan represents all those kids who are buried too early’

09 August 2019 05:03
QPR’s ground is to be named the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium after the charity set up by his father in memory of his murdered 15-year-old son, a former QPR youth player“I’ll feel the whole spectrum of emotions,” admits Dr Mark Prince. “But more than that, it’s victory. Every teardrop has been worth it. Every night I can’t sleep it’s been worth it because my son’s name will forever be connected with helping the youth with the same mindset that killed him.”It’s more than 13 years since Kiyan Prince – a talented youth player who had joined Queens Park Rangers two years earlier – was stabbed to death by a fellow pupil after trying to break up a fight outside the gates of his school in Edgware, north-west London. On Saturday, his father will attend QPR’s first home match of the season, against Huddersfield, as guest of honour after 63% of supporters voted to name the club’s Loftus Road stadium after the charity he set up in the wake of Kiyan’s death. Related: ‘That’s not normal in a boy his age’ – the journey that made Rodri the perfect Guardiola player | Sid Lowe Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian