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Monday 22 September 2014

Vuckic sorry for plane selfie

Published 19/07/2014 | 09:28

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Haris Vuckic has apologised for posting a selfie on his way to New Zealand

Newcastle midfielder Haris Vuckic has apologised for posting a selfie on Twitter showing him grinning as he flew to New Zealand.

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Super fans John Adler, 63, and Liam Sweeney, 28, were killed while making the same journey on doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to see their beloved Newcastle play in a pre-season tour.

Vuckic posted a tweet, which was later deleted, showing him and defender Paul Dummett on board a plane, with the tag: "New Zealand!! Here we come!! @PaulDummett preseason!! SleepTime."

After removing the message, the 21-year-old Slovenian tweeted: "My apologies if anyone was offended by my photo from the plane. No offence was intended. We are thinking of John and Liam. #RIP #NUFCfamily."

Meanwhile, supporters of Newcastle's bitterest rivals, Sunderland, have raised more than £2,500 for a floral tribute to the two fans.

The aim was to raise £100 for flowers and a message showing how fans can come together in tragedy, with any surplus going to charity.

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