Former AC Milan youth player Seid Visin has killed himself after suffering from constant racial abuse. Tributes have poured in after the 20-year-old was found dead at his home in Campania, Italy.
Visin, who played at the youth academies of AC Milan and Benevento, was born in Ethiopia but as a child moved to Italy. He was adopted by a his parents Walter and Maddalena in Nocera Inferiore and went on to pursue his dream of becoming a footballer.
However, the promising young player decided to instead to focus on his studies as he retired from the sport in 2016 – but continued to play five-a-side with Atletico Vitalica.
It was the club who announced his tragic death as he is reported in Italian media to have taken his own life at his family home in Nocera.
And the racism Visin suffered in life has come into the spotlight after a heartbreaking suicide note he wrote was read aloud at his funeral on Saturday.
The letter was first penned in January 2019 and was sent to some of his friends and his psychotherapist, reports Italian media. Italian national team goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was roommates with Visin while he was at AC Milan.