Jamaican international Oraine Simpson was fatally stabbed on Tuesday. The 26-year-old was stabbed multiple times in the Tivoli Gardens slum, on the outskirts of the Jamaican capital Kingston, several hours after having a quarrel with a man.
Simpson made his debut for the Reggae Boyz in 2005 and played his club football for local top flight side Tivoli Gardens Football Club.
It is inconceivable that at such a young age, a player has left us. He will be sorely missed.
"It is shocking to learn of this terrible news," said FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter in a letter to Horace Burrell, President of the Jamaica FA. "It is inconceivable that at such a young age, a player has left us. He will be sorely missed."
"Throughout his association with the national team, Oraine displayed the qualities that one would want in a national representative," said Burrell by way of a statement. "He was well-mannered, committed, willing, represented the country with pride and was always a team player."