Cruijff confirms lung cancer diagnosis
Football legend Johan Cruijff has lung cancer. His management has released a statement that confirms the diagnosis. "In recent weeks Johan Cruijff has had medical examinations at a hospital in Barcelona. He was diagnosed with lung cancer. The examinations are still ongoing", the statement reads. The management continues that further announcements can not be made at this time due to the fact that the examinations are not yet finished and for the privacy of the Cruijff family. "We hope that you will respect the privacy of Johan and his family. When the examinations are complete, we will announce the details." Earlier on Thursday Spanish media already started reporting the diagnosis, causing aghast reactions in the football world. Amsterdam football club Ajax, where Cruijff played as a youth and started his career as both footballer and coach, released a statement saying that they are shocked. "On behalf of the club I wish Johan and his family a lot of strength and a speedy recovery", said director Edwin van der Sar.
Ik lees het bericht over Johan. Hoop dat het niet waar is. Als het wel zo zal zijn neem ik aan dat alles weer goed komt. Sterkte !— Jack van Gelder (@jackvangelder) October 22, 2015