Brighton and Hove Albion player Shane Duffy has paid tribute to his father Brian Duffy after his death.
The footballer, who also plays for the Republic of Ireland, posted an emotional tribute on his Instagram page.
Brian Duffy reportedly died Monday (May, 11) at the age of 53, in Derry.
“You weren’t just my dad you were my hero, my idol.
“I’ll miss ringing you after the match, and you telling me how shite I was.
“Daddy I love you and miss you, look after us all.
“Now, everytime I put that green shirt on for our country I’ll be thinking about you, because I know how proud you were of me playing for Ireland!
“Love you and miss you!”
Messages of love and support poured in from fellow teammates such as Robbie Keane, Darren Randolph and John O’Shea.
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U weren’t just my dad u we’re my hero my idol. I’ll miss ringing u after the match and you telling me how shite I was 😂 daddy I love you and miss you look after us all now everytime I put that green shirt on for our country I’ll be thinking about you because I know how proud u we’re me playing for Ireland ! Love you and miss you 💚
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