Mental health is not a joke and needs to be taken seriously. OGC Nice right back. Alexis Beka Beka’s recent case shows us how bad things can get if a person is not provided with help at the right moment.
The French footballer was in distress and tried to commit suicide on Friday. The situation got intense, and police and firefighters instantly arrived at the location to help Alexis and get him to safety.
Player Alexis Beka Beka spotted in suicidal situation
It was a normal Friday afternoon for OGC Nice, but the day instantly became stressful when they received news about their defender, Alexis Beka Beka, threatening to jump off the Magnan Bridge. The Ligue 1 player was standing on the 100-meter-high Magnan Viaduct located on the A8 motorway to the north-west of the city of Nice. It is being said that he pulled over to the side of the road, threatening to jump off and take his own life.
Nice was having a good season. The club currently holds second place on the Ligue 1 table, but the celebrations were put on hold after they received the news. The press conference scheduled with coach Francesco Farioli was cancelled, and police were immediately sent to the location. A 5-kilometer traffic jam occurred due to the police restricting vehicles from passing by.
Reported reason for Nice player’s suicide attempt
Besides the police, OGC Nice also sent firefighters and a psychologist to the location to help out Alexis Beka Beka. The situation was put under control, and the Frenchman was taken to safety by the firefighters. The rescue was followed by several hours of negotiations. Speculations were made that the 22-year-old tried to end his life after his girlfriend broke up with him, but his representatives have denied all the claims, calling them “completely false”.
OGC Nice released a statement saying that they are relieved that Alexis Beka Beka is now out of danger. They also said that they support the player and will respect his privacy.
“We are above all relieved that everything ended well today for Alexis.” “It was taken care of. We will continue to respect medical confidentiality, and we ask everyone to do the same and respect their privacy. We support him.” Nice’s players were also worried about their teammates’ well-being. They contacted his girlfriend, who also arrived at the scene.
Things have now calmed down, but Beka will now remain out of action until he feels better.