Foster and McGuinness express condolences at death of football supporter in Nice

Date published: 13 June 2016

First Minister, Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness have expressed their deep condolences at the death of Darren Rodgers following Northern Ireland's opening European Championship game in Nice last night.


The Ministers said: "It was with great shock and sadness we learned this morning of the death of Darren Rodgers in Nice last night as the result of a tragic accident. The loss of a young life in these circumstances is truly heart breaking and our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family at this extremely difficult time.

 “This sad news is in stark contrast to the jovial carnival atmosphere just hours before at the game against Poland. Our fans have been fine ambassadors for the place we all call home and we encourage everyone to keep safe.” 

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