Scotland to pay tribute to fan who died at Euro 2016 qualifier

Monday November 17th, 2014

On Tuesday, the Scottish Football Association will pay tribute to a fan who died Friday during the team’s 2016 European Championship qualifier against Ireland.

Nathan McSeveney, 20, died in a hospital after he fell in a stairwell at Celtic Park in Glasgow at the end of the match, which Scotland won 1-0.

The SFA said that a minute's applause will be held before kickoff of the international friendly between Scotland and England on Tuesday at Celtic Park in honor of McSeveney.

Police have said there were no suspicious circumstances concerning the fall and that a report will be prepared for the country’s procurator fiscal, which investigate any suspicious deaths in Scotland.

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“We have all been extremely saddened by the dreadful news since it was relayed to us after the game on Friday,” Scottish FA Chief Executive Stewart Regan said. “The Scottish FA intends to pay its own respects and we believe it is fitting that Nathan’s fellow Scotland supporters have an opportunity to pay tribute to one of their own at Celtic Park.”

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