Extremely talented teenage footballer Kiyan Prince died in 2006 after being stabbed outside of his school while trying to break up a fight. He was just 15 when he passed. The youngster was a member of the Queen’s Park Rangers academy and it was thought he’d go on to play at the top level of football if he wasn’t murdered.
To honour him, his legacy and to raise awareness of the devastating effects of knife crime Kiyan Prince is being added to FIFA 21. An array of technology has been used to predict what he would’ve looked like and he is now the face of the campaign celebrating him and showing people “the man Kiyan was destined to become”.
Kiyan’s father who you can see in the extremely moving video below “broke down” when he saw it. Dr. Mark Prince shared “Through this campaign, my hope is that the world finally gets to glimpse Kiyan’s incredible potential fulfilled. We get to honour his talent and, hopefully, we can inspire other kids to honour their own talent too.”
15 years ago today, Kiyan Prince lost his life.
Today, we honour his legacy and the player he was destined to become.
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) May 18, 2021
Kiyan’s father Dr Prince was previously an IBF and WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight boxing champion and recipient of an OBE in 2019 for his campaign to tackle knife crime after the death of his son.
Kiyan’s face won’t just be in FIFA 21 it will also be a part of a JD Sports advertisement campaign, Match Attax the collectable cards and on the teamsheet for QPR, these are some of the places you’d have seen his face had he been able to become an elite footballer.
If you’d like to help young people supported by the Kiyan Prince Foundation you can text KPF £5 (or however much you wish to donate) to 70490.
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