We’ve seen enough examples in football history to know that a plane skidding off the runway is horrific news, but thankfully Dries Mertens is fine after this scare over the weekend.
It was confirmed by Football Italia that the pilots couldn’t bring the plane to a halt on time and it skidded off the runway at Antwerp Airport, but it appears the safety zone did it’s job and everybody walked away unharmed:
A private jet with Napoli forward Dries Mertens (and his dog) overran the runway of the Antwerp Airport on Saturday, where he was heading for his recovery from his ankle injury. Both were OK.https://t.co/829nZbHxx8 (@sportwereld_be) pic.twitter.com/XbyUGbPWNd
— Vince Van Genechten ?? (@VVGenechten) February 3, 2021
It appears that his dog was also onboard and thankfully it was also okay, but you can imagine both will be shaken up for a while after this.