Tuesday 17 October 2017

St Pat's fan found dead in Warsaw hotel room

Christy Fagan celebrates after scoring St Patrick's Athletic's goal against Legia Warsaw in their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first-leg tie in Poland. Photo: Lukasz Grochala / SPORTSFILE
Christy Fagan celebrates after scoring St Patrick's Athletic's goal against Legia Warsaw in their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first-leg tie in Poland. Photo: Lukasz Grochala / SPORTSFILE

By Alan O'Keeffe

A St Patrick's Athletic fan who travelled to Poland was found dead in his hotel room yesterday.

The supporter had gone to watch last night's Champions League clash with Legia Warsaw.

The man, who was an avid fan of the Dublin club, was found in his hotel room during the course of the morning.

A statement from the club said: "It is with great sadness that St Patrick's Athletic learned of the death of an English-based fan of the club in Warsaw this morning.

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"The club would like to express its deepest condolences to the fan's family and friends on this very sad occasion."

It is understood that the dead man made regular overseas trips to support his favourite club.

About 200 Saints fans were in Warsaw for last night's match against the Polish champions in the Pepsi Arena.

aokeeffe@herald.ie

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