- The youngster has been named locally as nine-year-old Maleek Lawl
- He played football for Iveagh Trust Football Club in Dublin
- Maleek is understood to have collapsed inside the restaurant in the city
- The football club cancelled all games this weekend as mark a of respect
A nine-year-old boy has died in a McDonald’s after suffering a suspected heart attack in front of his mother
A nine-year-old boy has died in a McDonald’s after suffering a suspected heart attack in front of his mother.
The young footballer, named locally as Maleek Lawl, collapsed inside the restaurant at the Ilac Shopping Centre in Dublin, Ireland.
His football club Iveagh Trust in Dublin has decided to cancel all games this weekend as a mark of respect.
Maleek’s family would make the weekly trip to McDonald’s every Friday, it is understood.
Brendan Darcy, Iveagh Trust Football Club’s secretary, said: ‘We are shocked and deeply saddened at the news of the passing of one of our new players.
‘Aged just nine, Maleek was just starting out with our club with his brother.
‘Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Maleeks family, friends and clubmates.
‘As a result all games are off this weekend as a mark of respect.’