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VIDEO - Emotional funeral for tragic Northern Ireland fan Darren Rodgers who died in France

Hundreds of people turned out in Ballymena on Saturday for the funeral of Northern Ireland supporter Darren Rodgers who died while in France supporting them.

The 24-year-old fell to his death in an accident on a promenade in Nice.

Team-mates from local side Braid United formed a guard of honour as his coffin left St Patrick's Church of Ireland in the town.

The service was not open to the media but Darren's family released a statement through the Church of Ireland press office in which they spoke of their heartfelt thanks at the huge outpouring of sympathy to them which had comforted them "through a very difficult time."

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