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Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips lost his grandmother Val Crosby this morning, and has taken to Twitter to post a heartfelt tribute to her.
It breaks my heart to say that my grandmother Val passed away this morning. I cannot put into words what you are to me and to our family: the Queen of our hearts.
I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for you and I’m glad the world could see how much you mean to me.
I love you ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ZnbgzH2fAO
– Kalvin Phillips (@Kalvinphillips) February 18, 2021
He played a huge role in raising England’s international midfielder and made a cameo appearance in the Amazon documentary Take Us Home.
Granny Val, as she was affectionately called, was also a huge Leeds supporter throughout her life, and the Elland Road team sent their best wishes when she fell ill:
– Leeds United (@LUFC) February 16, 2021
Unfortunately, he was unable to attend, and Leeds and Manchester City star Raheem Sterling have sent their condolences to Phillips:
– Leeds United (@LUFC) February 18, 2021
Sorry for your loss, brother. Condolences to all 🙏🏾❤️
– Raheem Sterling (@ sterling7) February 18, 2021
Sterling has once again proved his class, putting club rivalry aside to send support for his England teammate.
Phillips is injured and will miss tomorrow’s trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers, and it’s safe to say that we will miss him greatly, as was evident in the 4-2 loss at the hands of Arsenal on Sunday.
Leeds host Southampton next Tuesday before hosting Aston Villa on Saturday, and they hope to have their influential midfielder back for those games.
The white star would also need to be in good emotional and psychological shape once he reaches full physical shape and fully recovers from his injury, and the club and his teammates are sure to provide him with the necessary success after his harrowing evolution.
In other news, the injured Leeds defender has shared his fitness update on Twitter.