Family of Northern Ireland fan who died at Ukraine match grateful for support

Robert 'Archie' Rainey
Robert 'Archie' Rainey

The family of a man who died during the last Northern Ireland Euro 2016 fixture have thanked fans for their huge support.

Robert "Archie" Rainey collapsed in the stadium at the Ukraine match in Lyon and could not be resuscitated.

A family statement said: "We would like to thank everyone for the huge support and kind messages that we have received since dad died in France.

"It has been a great comfort to us all in this very difficult time.

"We would also respectfully ask for privacy at this sensitive time so that we can be together with friends and family to grieve our loss."