The Irish soccer community has been left in a state of shock at the sudden passing of Derry footballer Ryan McBride.
The 27-year-old had played twice for the club this week, in the wins against Dundalk and Drogheda United, but had been said to have felt unwell during after the games.
The footballer was found dead at his home in Derry on Sunday evening, and the cause of death is unknown.
President Michael D Higgins led the flood of condolences coming in on Twitter.
"Along with all those who support Irish football, I express my sadness and condolences to the family of @derrycityfc Captain Ryan McBride."
— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) March 20, 2017
Extremely sad news tonight. Derry City captain Ryan McBride has passed away suddenly at the age of just 27. RIP pic.twitter.com/sfDkPmswj3
— Barry O' Mahony (@barryomahony4) March 19, 2017
Our deepest sympathies to all @derrycityfc on the sudden passing of Ryan McBride. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP
— Cork City FC (@CorkCityFC) March 19, 2017
Heavens got a new captain❤️ R.I.P Ryan Mcbride. A man who's always stood tall?? pic.twitter.com/umRLHLiNf7
— E.D_Illustrations (@ED_Illustration) March 19, 2017
My thoughts are with the family, friends & club mates of Derry City Captain Ryan McBride who has sadly passed away . RIP
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) March 19, 2017
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