For one Saturday, at least, being mired in 20th place in the Championship seems utterly unimportant. From the Evening Standard (link courtesy Sean Leahy) :
Today’s Championship game between QPR and Burnley has been cancelled after QPR footballer Ray Jones was killed in a car crash.Police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal collision in East Ham at 00:20 this morning which killed three young men.
Jones, who was due to celebrate his 19th birthday on Tuesday, was travelling in a black Volkswagen Golf which collided with a double decker bus on East Ham High Street.
The young striker was a product of the west London club’s youth scheme and became a regular member of the Rangers squad last season.
Jones, who last season earned a call-up to the England under-19s squad, was set to miss today’s match with a foot injury.
He made his professional debut against Watford in April 2006 and made 35 appearances in all competitions last season – scoring six goals.