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Outpouring of sympathy after Irish fan's death
Published : 21 Jun 2012 14:47:08
Hundreds of residents of the northwestern Polish city of Bydgoszcz gathered Thursday along the river where a young Irish football fan died early Sunday in an outpouring of sympathy with his mourning family.
Flowers, candles and photos of 21-year-old James Nolan adorned with black ribbons lined an area of a bank of the river Brda, where his body was recovered Wednesday morning after an intense three-day police search.
Bydgoszcz Mayor Rafal Bruski has asked UEFA President Michel Platini for a minute's silence to be observed at a stadium ahead of one of the upcoming quarter-finals in memory of the Irish fan.
"Let us pay tribute to the Irish -- the best supporters of the tournament, and let it be a day of solidarity with those who are the most affected by this untimely death," Bruski added in a separate public declaration.