Sacramento Republic FC forward Darek Formella paid tribute to his father, who passed away from cancer earlier in the day, after scoring against Rio Grande Valley FC this past Sunday. | Photo courtesy Sacramento Republic FC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC forward Darek Formella revealed Wednesday the reason behind the celebration of his game-winning goal that lifted the side to victory against Rio Grande Valley FC.
Posting on Twitter, the recently-arrived Polish forward talked about his father’s battle with cancer, which sadly came to an end hours before kickoff on Sunday.
My respect to you Derek, from am ex- Republic fc player. May your father rest in peace— Rodrigo Lopez (@Lopez_Roro) September 18, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family. We are all behind you and will be here to support you upon your return.— TowerBridgeBattalion (@Sac_Battalion) September 18, 2019
So sorry for your loss. It took strength and courage to perform in those circumstances, your dad would be proud of you. Warm thoughts to you and your family— Eryn Pimentel (@erynCA) September 18, 2019
Thank you for sharing this with us, your Sac Republic family. We are here to support you in every way possible. Your strength and courage in time of loss and grief is truly amazing. Condolences to you and your family.— AdventureDeb (@Amer_River_Lax) September 18, 2019
So sorry for your loss Darek, i lost my Mother to cancer as well I feel your pain. May your Father Rest In Peace I know he would be proud of you for that moment you dedicated him. The barra is with you— Rebelcacike (@rebelcacike) September 18, 2019