The soccer world is in mourning this week following the news of the tragic death of the owner of one of the more popular clubs in the United Kingdom.
John Berylson, the owner and chairman of Millwall F.C., passed away in a single-car accident on Tuesday, according to police. The 70-year-old American businessman’s car flipped before hitting a tree while he was driving in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
“John’s sudden and tragic passing will unquestionably impact all those who were fortunate to have known him,” Millwall said in a statement.
“He was a truly great man, incredibly devoted to his family, and a person of such remarkable generosity, warmth, and kindness. He lived a storied life, one full of colour and joy, and was infinitely thoughtful of others with an endless desire to share his immense knowledge and experiences to help people.”
Fans, as well as accounts from other soccer clubs, are sending support and prayers the way of John’s family.
The now-deceased Berylson became a significant shareholder at the South-East London club in 2007, having headed a group that oversaw its purchase. He became the chairman that same year.
Millwall plays in the ECF Championship, England’s second division, right below the Premier League.
TotalProSports would like to extend sympathies to John’s family and others who held him dear during this difficult period.
R.I.P John Berylson – 1953 – 2023
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