Saturday 16 December 2017

Tributes pour in for 20-year-old soccer player found dead

Tributes continue to be paid to Forfar defender Jack Syme, who has died at the age of 20.

The body of Syme was discovered at the foot of cliffs at Kinnoull Hill, on the outskirts of Perth, yesterday morning.

Alastair Donald, chairman of the Scottish League One club tweeted: "All at FAFC are saddened to learn of the death of our development squad player Jack Syme. The thoughts of all at the club are with the family."

Stoke's Scotland international midfielder Charlie Adam tweeted: "Thoughts with family and friends of Jack Syme, a young footballer for ForfarAthletic £RIP."

Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield added: "Such tragic news about young forfarathleticfc footballer Jack Syme. Thoughts and prayers with his family and friends."

John Hartson said: "My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jack Syme, young footballer with Forfar Athletic sadly no longer with us."

Another former Wales international, Craig Bellamy, simply tweeted: "RIP Jack Syme."

Tuesday night's Development League match between Forfar and Raith at Station Park has been postponed as a mark of respect.

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