Sunday 19 November 2017

United in grief - players pay tribute to Derry star

A Derry City FC jersey is pinned to the fence outside the Brandywell Stadium to pay tribute to the late Derry City captain Ryan McBride, who passed away suddenly. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
A Derry City FC jersey is pinned to the fence outside the Brandywell Stadium to pay tribute to the late Derry City captain Ryan McBride, who passed away suddenly. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

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Tonight we lost someone I had the privilege to play alongside but also got on well with on the field, a warrior that literally would throw his body on the line when he pulled on that Derry City jersey, a club that meant so much to him, but more importantly a big gentleman off the field.. sleep tight big man may god bless you and your family #5 #townilovedsowell, James McClean@jimmymac_11

One of the toughest centre backs I've ever played against and some great battles with him. RIP Ryan McBride. Sean Maguire @Seani_Maguire_

Terrible sad news to hear the passing of @derrycityfc captain Ryan McBride. Thoughts & prayers are with his family & friends #RIPRYANMCBRIDE Shay Given @No1shaygiven

Thoughts and prayers of all the family and friends of @derrycityfc captain Ryan mcbride... RIP Robbie Fowler @Robbie9Fowler

Our thoughts are with the family of Ryan McBride and everyone at @derrycityfc Arsenal FC @Arsenal

Sincere condolences to the friends and family of Ryan McBride, Derry City skipper who tragically died today. Terrible news, was only 27 Stan Collymore @StanCollymore

RIP Ryan McBride, had some great battles over the years, thoughts with his family and all at Derry City. Danny North @DannyNorth7

Devastating news about Ryan McBride. Thoughts and prayers with his family, friends & everyone at Derry City Conor Clifford @conorclifford91

Oh my god, not to say what a warrior and what a player, hardest man I ever played against RIP Ryan McBride Ryan Brennan @Ryanbrennan08

A leader, a captain and an absolute gentleman! RIP Ryan McBride can't believe it a city with so many tragedies @derrycityfc Mikhail Kennedy @MikhailKennedy

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