Alexis Sanchez killed by throw-in, shows off swollen lip

It was an undignified death made worse by an attempt to justify it

The world’s tiniest violin plays for Alexis Sanchez

Tragedy struck during Arsenal’s 1–0 win over Leicester when a Christian Fuchs throw-in struck Alex Sanchez at point-blank range, killing him, well, not instantly, but after a brief delay. He was 28 years old. He was also shown a yellow card.

After the match, the ghost of Alex Sanchez posted a pair of images to his Twitter account: one showing off a drop of blood (or maybe a drop of Sriracha?) on his swollen lip and the other of him holding a comically large ice pack to his mouth.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Alexis’ dogs, Atom and Humber, at this trying time.