Former AFTV Personality Claude Callegari Has Passed Away Aged 58

RIP to a legend.

Awful news breaking right now that AFTV legend Claude Callegari has passed away aged 58.

The lifelong Arsenal fan became known for his passionate rants on Arsenal Fan TV, and was best known for his iconic “It’s time to GO!” catchphrase towards the end of Arsene Wenger’s reign.

There’s no word on what’s happened just yet, but Claude sent out this worrying response to a Twitter troll yesterday:

A statement from fellow Arsenal fans Terry and Diesel on Claude and the Bansta’s read:

We can’t believe we are writing this, with permission from Claude’s father, it is with great sadness and a broken heart that we have to announce that our dear friend and legend Claude sadly passed away yesterday afternoon 29th March.

Here are some more tributes from Football Twitter and those who knew Claude:

It was fairly well known on Football Twitter that Claude suffered from depression, and it’s just tragic to think that any grief he caught online could have contributed to any of this. Also that this comes just a few months following the death of another AFTV regular – Heavy D.

Thoughts & prayers with Claude’s family and friends and another stark reminder that social media companies need to do more to deal with the abuse and vitriol that people use their platforms to put into the world. RIP.


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