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.

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 “.

In addition, Ibai Gómez also left a message for him: “I can’t believe it. My deepest condolences to family and friends.”

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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