Tributes have been paid by Northampton Town and York City after a Cobblers fan died following Saturday’s home game at Sixfields.
A spokesman for Northampton Town confirmed the news on Twitter on Saturday night.
“We are deeply saddened to report that a supporter passed away shortly after today’s game,” the statement said.
“Our sincerest condolences are extended to the family involved. We would like to offer our thanks and praise to our stewards, the St John Ambulance staff, the paramedics and the police who assisted.”
York City also added their condolences on Twitter: “Sincerest condolences from York City to everyone connected with NTFC and especially the supporter’s family at this difficult time.”
Other fans also paid tribute and gave their sympathies to the family of the man, who it was being reported had died of a suspected heart attack, although the cause of death has not been confirmed.
Daniel Savage gave his thanks to the emergency services who were at the scene: “@Northants_RPU thank you and the off duty officer for helping at the incident at Sixfields on behalf of myself and St John Ambulance.”
George Andrews tweeted: “Rip to the #northamptontown fan who sadly passed away shortly after leaving Sixfields Stadium.”
Chronicle & Echo sports editor, Jeremy Casey, said: “Horrible news that a supporter died while leaving Sixfields after the game today. Puts it all into perspective. Thoughts with his family.”
PC Nick Price tweeted: “Sad news via @ntfc that a supporter passed away outside Sixfields today. My thoughts are with the family & friends. #RIP #footballfamily”
Posh News and Views added: “R.I.P to the Northampton Town fan who passed away outside Sixfields today. Rivalry not important at times like these x #RIP”