The tragic death of former Milan Primavera member Seid Visin shook the Milan community last week. The late player left Milan in 2016 to focus on his studies. A funeral was held today for the 20-year-old, and a letter was read explaining the racial abuse the player felt while living in Italy. The boy was adopted from Ethiopia, and grew up in Italy.
The father, Walter Visin, went on to clarify after the funeral that his son did not take his own life due to racism. He explained that it was an old letter, and had nothing to do with the recent struggles Seid was dealing with:
"That letter is from 2019, no correlation with the extreme gesture. It was an outlet, he was exasperated by the atmosphere in Italy.
My son did not kill himself because he was a victim of racism. he has always been loved and well-liked, this morning the church was crowded with young people and families for his funeral.
No connection with his suicide, enough speculation,".
Walter Visin wanted to make clear, that a connection should not be made with with the letter from 2019, and his tragic death. Media outlets were quick to make the conclusion, but the father wanted to put those assumptions to rest in his words.