Northern Ireland fan dies in stadium in France during match

The PSNI says the man in his 60s collapsed during the game

Northern Ireland fan dies in stadium in France during match

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A Northern Irish fan has died in the stadium during the Northern Ireland v Ukraine match tonight, French police and the PSNI have confirmed.

The man, believed to be in his 60s and from Belfast, collapsed during the match at the Stade de Lyon.

The PSNI's Nigel Goddard said; "Our thoughts are tragically with a second family this week mourning the devastating loss of their loved one.

"It is extremely sad that this is the second death of a Northern Ireland fan in France during the Euro 2016 games. We have been liaising with French Authorities and local PSNI officers have been in touch with the man's family in Belfast," he added.

Darren Rodgers from Ballymena died earlier this week after falling from a promenade in Nice.