Some terrible news tonight for hat-trick hero Peter Lovenkrands, as his father has passed away, and Peter is now in Denmark.
Peter Lovenkrands – father has just passed away
The Newcastle United club issued this short statement tonight:
Newcastle United would like to offer their condolences to Peter Lovenkrands and his family following the death of the player’s father.
Peter, who had returned to Denmark, has asked for privacy at this time.
His father has been struggling for a while now with illness, and that has affected Peter’s form this season, but to his immense credit he came through wonderfully well on Monday night with a perfect hat-trick against Plymouth, to take the Magpies through to the 4th round of the FA Cup.
Peter of course will now miss Monday night’s vital game at home to WBA, but there are some things in life that are even more important than football.
We offer our condolences to Peter and his family on their bereavement.