Danny Cipriani has paid tribute to his tragic ex-girlfriend Caroline Flack who will take place during his upcoming rugby match on Friday.
The rugby player, 32, was left devastated when Caroline took her own life earlier this month and plans to honor her memory with his Gloucester Rugby teammates.
They will wear black bracelets with the words “Be Kind” over them when they record the Sale Sharks at home at Kingsholm Stadium.
Sweet: Danny Cipriani has paid tribute to his tragic ex-girlfriend Caroline Flack who will take place during his upcoming rugby match on Friday
The words were chosen to support the # BeKind campaign, which encourages people to think twice before posting potentially harmful content online.
The sportswoman said about Love Island’s deceased presenter – who was only 40 when she died – in a statement: “Caroline was one of the most caring, sincere people I have ever met.
‘During her years in public opinion she had to endure unimaginable criticism, but because of all this she just wanted people to show each other a little kindness. And that is a message that should be her legacy – be kind.
Tribute: The rugby player, 32, was left devastated when Caroline (photo) took her own life earlier this month and plans to honor her memory with his Gloucester Rugby teammates
‘We all have spells of self-doubt, fear and lows. Nobody needs other people to point out their flaws and make them feel worse about themselves. A little kindness goes a long way. “
The Gloucester Rugby Foundation is also working with Samaritans to raise awareness of mental health and £ 5 of each ticket for the competition is donated to charity Gloucester & District Samaritans.
Their goal is not only to pay attention to psychological problems, but also to fill Kingsholm Stadium and raise as much money as possible for the Gloucester & District Samaritans.
Premiership Rugby gave its blessing to the show of solidarity by approving the change of kit following a personal request from Danny herself.
Dapper: Danny Cipriani shared the latest messages with Caroline Flack on Instagram on Wednesday when he stopped social media for a month while facing his grief
The governing body has been a powerful driving force in opening the debate on mental health issues in sport and providing support and training to players in addressing the pressures they face.
His tribute comes after he went to Instagram on Wednesday to share the latest posts he shared with Caroline.
In the messages he reveals that she called him “black dot” and that he spoke to her about “working in an industry that does not suit him,” and that she spoke about “the trial to come.”
Danny also wrote in the caption that he will stop using social media for a month he tries to face his grief over the death of his good friend.
Support: Danny shared these messages on social media while he glimpsed how much he and Caroline had supported each other
The rugby player paid tribute to the ‘kind of tragic’ late television presenter via his Instagram page.
He revealed that Caroline called him “black dot” because he had changed his WhatsApp profile to a black dot because he felt that he could not trust people in his contacts.
He wrote: “Black dot. Before I start. This is my grieving process. Which is talking. A lot of. Which my friends and family and teammates have had to take the last 10 days because I grieve.
Pouring out his heart: Danny wrote this message to talk about his feelings, the grieving process and to explain why he would come from social media for a short while
“And I grieve hard. That’s why I talk a lot. I’m not sure if I would be strong enough if I didn’t understand myself or see myself. Pain is pain. It doesn’t matter if you have lost a cat. Or a name called. Nobody’s pain is worse or less.
‘Because it is personal to them and how they take it. So … Black dot. If you rate the first photo, you will see a black dot. But I didn’t really know what she meant when she called me a black dot. Until her best friend told me last Sunday.
“She used to call you a black dot, now I know, your WhatsApp photo is a black dot” – so I changed my WhatsApp photo to a black dot about 5 months ago because I felt there were people with my number that I couldn’t trust.
Close bond: Cipriani started dating Caroline Flack (pictured in the car) after the engagement of the former Love Island presenter with student star Andrew Brady ended last year
Love: Mollie Grosberg, a TV producer, placed this photo of Mrs. Flack in an Instagram story. This is thought to be the last photo of the former Love Island host, made on Valentine’s Day
“Eventually I would have allowed them into my life. So in the end I should ask myself why. Anyway. This story is about the beauty she found in a situation that I found uncomfortable.
“I’m just talking to the black dot,” she would say. She was so incredibly friendly. And she would think I am crazy to do all this. But I know she would be proud. I collect social media. Thank you for the kind messages.
Danny Cipriani’s fight: how the star’s off-field problems saw him end up on the wrong side of the law
Danny Cipriani revealed on Instagram how he fought against “major depression” when he was 22. He claimed to have caused “pain” by “senseless sex or pain killers or drinking alcohol.” His problems outside the field placed him on the wrong side of his clubs, and ultimately of the law:
March 6, 2008: Cipriani, then a rising star of rugby union, was dropped from the English team for a match with Scotland for “inappropriate behavior.” He was pictured on the way to a night club, although it was said he didn’t drink.
February 19, 2011: Playing for Melbourne Rebels, he was fined by the club when he helped himself to drink a bottle of alcohol at a nightclub in Prahran, after a heavy loss by the rebels. He later banned one competition for breaking his curfew.
June 1, 2015: Cipriani throws his Mercedes against a taxi on Imperial Road, Fulham, after a night out.
June 24, 2016: He has been found guilty of drinking and driving since the June 1, 2015 incident, after the court heard that his eyes were ‘glassy’. Cipriani was said to be nearly twice the limit for drink-driving, and was ordered to pay £ 7,620 and banned from driving for 18 months.
August 15, 2018: Cipriani was arrested and charged with frequent assault, theft, assault by the police, opposition to arrest and disorder in a licensed area in Jersey. It was reported that Cipriani had a fight with a bouncer outside the nightclub The Little Drift.
August 16, 2018: He pleaded guilty to common attacks and opposed the arrest of the August 15, 2018 incident, and was ordered to pay £ 250 in damages to a police officer. The other costs were withdrawn.
“And all the good reactions. Thanks for the bad answer. It is my story. And I did it for me. Then her – she was not allowed to talk the whole thing to her boyfriend because of the law. He wanted the charges to be withdrawn. They wanted to chase.
‘I don’t point with my fingers. The CPS and police are doing well. Just saying we can’t always do it right. This is my grieving process.
“Our greatest strength is our greatest weakness ❤️ ps – I was shown how to disable responses. So I’m going to do this in this post.
‘Because it is for me and my grieving process. But in a month I will be social again, because that is 2020 and I will navigate my way through life. “
Danny’s latest report comes less than a week after he bravely went to social media to reveal that he once tried to buy a gun to kill himself.
Cipriani talked about his past of mental health problems in a heartbreaking 18-minute video that was posted on his Instagram account to his 211,000 followers.
The famous rugby fly said he had spoken with Mrs. Flack for the past three to four months, who had committed suicide over the weekend.
He said the former Love Island host tried to contact Cipriani just hours before she tragically took her own life.
Cipriani said he felt “safe” and shared everything with Mrs. Flack, claiming “it was ultimately embarrassment and shame that killed her.”
Cipriani was unable to accept the call or respond to her message because he was playing against Gloucester against Exeter in the Gallagher Premiership.
In the video, the former English superstar revealed that he was experiencing a ‘severe depression’ at the age of 22 and considering committing suicide. He spoke of giving himself ‘pain’ with ‘meaningless sex or painkillers or drinking alcohol’.
Cipriani said: ‘Someone I loved very much as a person and someone I am very close to, has decided to take her own life, as everyone knows.
“I have spoken to her for the past three or four months. We have always been in contact since we were together, because we were not.
“It has always been a loving friendship.
“I was so vulnerable with her at the time when we first met, and I told her everything about me because I felt safe with her.”
“I told her all the things that I was embarrassed and embarrassed about. And she made me feel good.
“And in the end it was the shame and the shame that killed her.
“So I now tell everyone what my most embarrassing and embarrassing moments are, because I know she knew I had the power to do this.”
An emotional Cipriani said: ‘When I was 22, I experienced a major depression. I was visiting a psychiatrist.
“I met a man who was in a night club, he was finally there.
“I knew he was a bad man, was present, and tried to find his way in whatever he was doing. I decided at this point that it was time to take my own life and I tried to buy a gun from him.
“And I withdrew. Then I tried to buy it again, but I withdrew.
“This lasted two months. I could not do it. Because I had a fight.
Trying to Help Others: Danny talked about his own struggles in a heartbreaking 18-minute video posted on his Instagram account to his 211,000 followers
“That was something I went through and I had to bear that.”
The former Wasps player is believed to have joined the Melbourne Rebels when he was considering buying a gun.
Cipriani had a public and controversial relationship with model Kelly Brook between 2008 and 2010.
He then went out with actress Lindsay Lohan in 2010 and Katie Price in 2011.
In 2015 the rugby union told back The sun how he had depression nine months ago after he broke up with Brook and sought professional help.
Cipriani started dating Mrs Flack after the engagement of the former Love Island presenter with student Andrew Brady ended last year.
Reports from May told how the couple had decided to remain friends after their romance had ended, before Mrs. Flack started dating Lewis Burton.
Cipriani said about his ex-girlfriend: “She knew everything about me.
“The reason I say this is because shame and shame aren’t something that you should let this do.
“It’s how we treat people and take care of everyone, because everyone is, to a certain extent, embarrassed and embarrassed.
“Whatever it is, we are friendly, we try to be gentle.”
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