In a moving tribute, EA has added the hopeful Kiyan Prince of Queens Park Rangers to the FIFA 21 roster, 15 years after being stabbed in the toe while trying to break a fight at school. Kiyan had signed as a QPR youth player in 2004 and the club planned to sign him as a professional.
As a tribute to keeping alive the memory of Prince, who would have turned 30 in November 2020, he is now available as a 30-year-old player at QPR at FIFA 21. In a video from the BBC, freelance illustrator Chris Scalf, who designed the model for Prince, said he felt "safe, but not safe enough until he gets the final recognition from the people who really matter," referring to that the model has been designed in conjunction with Prince’s family and His style of play and skills are based on the assessments of his former football teammates and coaches.
In response to Prince's assassination, a crime reduction law was passed in 2006, raising the age at which a person can buy a knife from 16 to 18 years old. His father, Dr. Mark Prince OBE, formed the Kiyan Prince Foundation in 2007, a non-profit organization that fights knife crime and other juvenile violence. "People who would have loved Kiyan, who would have been fans of him, will never be able to meet this individual who would have been a role model and impacted so many millions of individual lives, that's what makes the crime of knife, ”Prince says of his dedication to fighting the crime of a knife.
In addition, Les Ferdinand, QPR's football director, believes that "if a person can look at this, who plays for FIFA and puts the knife in, that's the important legacy we want." To license the resemblance to Kiyan Prince, EA said it would donate to the KPF.
Kiyan Prince is now available in FIFA 21 launch and race modes, with custom toiletries available to complete in-game challenges.