Tributes for Darren Rodgers as Republic fans at Sweden game pay their respects

N Ireland Fans visit  the scene where  Northern Ireland fan  died in Nice,  Darren Rodgers, who was 24 and from Ballymena, was on his own and fell about eight metres from a promenade onto a rocky beach.  Flowers , A Flag and scarf have been left by Supporters on Monday .
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
N Ireland Fans visit the scene where Northern Ireland fan died in Nice, Darren Rodgers, who was 24 and from Ballymena, was on his own and fell about eight metres from a promenade onto a rocky beach. Flowers , A Flag and scarf have been left by Supporters on Monday . Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Northern Ireland fans have been paying their respects at the promenade in Nice where it is believed Darren Rodgers fell.

24-year-old Rodgers died after falling eight metres from a promenade onto a rocky beach.

Northern Ireland and Poland and fans in Nice for the game have left flowers and tributes at the scene.

In the 24th minute of the Republic of Ireland’s match against Sweden, the Irish fans sung ‘Stand up for the Ulstermen’ in tribute.

Meanwhile Northern Ireland fan group Our Wee Country have suggested paying tribute to Darren with a round of applause in the 24th minute in Thursday’s game against Ukraine.

Meanwhile Ulster Northern Ireland supporters club posted on Facebook: “Our Club is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Darren Rodgers here in Nice. We had great craic with Darren on the train from Paris to Nice and he was so proud to be here, supporting our wee country.”

Members of the Northern Ireland squad have also tweeted their shock at the news, captain Steven Davis led tributes saying his thoughts were with the young man’s family.

While Kyle Lafferty said: “Devastating news I’ve woke up to. My thoughts are with the young mans family and friends. We’ve lost one of our own. RIP.”

Tributes left in Nice for the tragic fan

Tributes left in Nice for the tragic fan