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Trialist rejected by Chelsea reportedly charged with the murder of his father

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Reports in Spain claim a former Chelsea trialist has been sent to a psychiatric ward after the murder of his father.

Some football stories have nothing to do with football.

This is one of those stories.

Spanish newspaper El Confidencial today published a report about former Uruguay under-17 international Jorge Garcia who, back in 2004, was invited to spend three weeks on trial with Chelsea.

Despite the Blues reportedly being impressed with the player, terms could not be agreed, and rather than carve out a career in the Premier League, Garcia instead remained in his homeland playing for Danubio.

After almost 100 appearances for the club he spent brief spells elsewhere. But his career never took off the way some expected during those heady days of an extended trial at Stamford Bridge.

The Spanish paper reports Garcia had a series of altercations with police down the years, including fighting in a nightclub and refusing to take a breathalyser test. He was later reportedly caught carrying a fire arm.

But those pale into insignificance following the report from the same paper that Garcia has now been sentenced to a psychiatric ward after allegedly murdering his father.

The story is not one we would ever want to hear. But it shows that those with the biggest of dreams can ultimately be ruined by poor decisions and what can sometimes be born from those.

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