Aitor Gandiaga, the Athletic youth squad who was playing on loan for Gernika this season, has lost his life after the vehicle he was driving collided with a bus. “Huge pain for a puppy that left its mark on Lezama”, shared the Basques.
Black day at Athletic Club de Bilbao. Aitor Gandiaga, the 23-year-old player from the Lezama quarry, has died from a traffic accident. The footballer was active this season at Gernika, where he was on loan.
The footballer’s death was known early in the afternoon. As reported by the Ertzaintza, the vehicle that Gandiaga was driving collided with a bus in the vicinity of Iruzubieta, in Markina-Xemein.
The samples of condolences for the very young player have followed one another throughout the afternoon.
“Huge pain for a puppy that left its mark on Lezama. A big hug to family, friends and teammates from Gernika”, shared Athletic.
⚫ Goian bego, 𝗔𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗚𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗴𝗮.
Enorme dolor por un cachorro que dejó huella en Lezama.
— Athletic Club (@AthleticClub) January 3, 2021
Gernika also reacted in networks: “This afternoon our player Aitor Gandiaga Gerrikagoitia died in a traffic accident at the age of 23. We join the feeling of pain of all his family and the people of Markina. We will never let your memory fade Gandi “.
Esta tarde ha fallecido en un accidente de tráfico a sus 23 años nuestro jugador Aitor Gandiaga Gerrikagoitia. Nos unimos al sentimiento de dolor de toda su familia y del pueblo de Markina.
Jamás dejaremos que tu recuerdo se apague Gandi.
— Gernika Club (@GernikaClub) January 3, 2021
In addition, Ibai Gómez also left a message for him: “I can’t believe it. My deepest condolences to family and friends.”
— IBAI GÓMEZ (@ibaigomez) January 3, 2021