Michael Ballack’s son

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Unfortunately sad news for Michael Ballack, it looks his 18 year old son had a a terrible accident here in Portugal. No father deserves the bad luck to lose a son, particularly with this age. He usually comes on vacation to Portugal every year, but that's not the most important thing. Hopefully he can recover from this.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/breaking-michael-ballack-son-dead-24695242
 

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Horrible news.

What was he doing riding a quad at 2am though?
 

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My condolences, I know he's not going to read this, but I imagine there's nothing much worse than losing a child.
 

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Feck, that's horrific news. RIP to the kid.
 

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Even if you're licensed stuntman, it's still not 100% safe to drive this thing.

Thoughts with Michael & family.
 

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Yes. All of that. Plus there’s a mistaken impression they’re safer than motorbikes. So encourage more risky behaviour.
Now that you say it, I would feel safer on a quad bike because of the four wheels and general balance :nervous:

Terribly sad news.
 

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Fecking quad bikes. They kill so many youngsters every year. Terrible news.
I've never understood why people let their kids ride them, thankfully they don't seem as popular as they used to be (at least where I live). But a guy in my street has recently bought his 8-9 year old son one and takes him to a public park with lots of steep hills to drive it around. Madness.
 

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At factory spec ATVs have nothing that stops them from tipping over backwards in the event the machine goes that way. We had a three-wheeled ATV when I was young and simply placing a rack on the back with a small lip saved my life quite a few times. They are horribly balanced machines and have a tendency to tip that way, no matter if they have three or four wheels.

Tut mir leid, Herr Ballack. RIP Emilio.
 

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oh no.:(
 

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feck, that's rough. I went and hugged my 4 year old daugther when I heard the news, nothing so gut wrenching than losing your child :(
 

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So awful. Ballack and his family’s world will never be the same again.

Thoughts with them, wishing them strength in the hardest times that any parent can ever face.

Each day is a blessing people.
 

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Can't imagine what that family will be going through.
 

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Awful news. Not that any of us need reminding, but once again, it shows how precious life is.
 

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Those Quad bikes are so dangerous. Why would you buy it to to your son.

Javier Margas's (ex Chile NT and West ham Utd player) son died exactly the same way.

RIP.
 

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Awful news and Ballack’s world will never be the same again. Always sad to see a life lost so young.
 

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Those quad bikes are a nuisance at best and life threatening at worst.

Feel sorry for the Ballack family to lose a young kid like that. RIP.
 

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Didn't one of these cause Rick Mayall's downfall?

Horrible news hope the family can recover in some way somehow.
No, he had a similar accident quite some years previously but died from a heart attack after a run