Despite the defeat against Porto, there was good news in the Antwerp camp on Tuesday evening. Goalkeeper Jean Butez became the father of a daughter shortly after the match.
He specifically did not travel to Porto with Jean Butez. His heavily pregnant wife Marion was due this week, and he wouldn’t miss the birth of his second child for anything in the world. Of course they weren’t difficult at Antwerp either. “Family always comes before football,” said Mark van Bommel about the absence of his goalkeeper.
Not going to Porto turned out to be the right choice. Coincidentally, the baby was born shortly after Antwerp’s fourth Champions League match. “I haven’t received a birth announcement yet, but I can say that a healthy daughter has been born,” coach Mark van Bommel could already say. “The mother is also doing well. That everyone is healthy and well, and that everything went well, is the most important thing. I’m not going to tell you many more details.”
Today Butez trained again with Antwerp, and on Saturday he will be back between the posts against Standard. Two years ago, Butez became father of son Gaspard for the first time.
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