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Bristol Rovers FC apologise after 'death' of Roger Harding announced

Bristol Rovers football club has apologised after stating on its website its kit man had died.

The message incorrectly said Roger Harding had died. The mistake led to anger on fans' forums and the Bristol Rovers appreciation group on Facebook.

A club spokesman said it was told Roger had passed away on Friday "but it turns out this information was not correct".

"Although Roger is very ill, he is still bravely fighting for his life," he said.

"Roger is a very important part of Bristol Rovers and our thoughts are with his family and friends as he continues his battle."

He added: "We apologise again for any hurt our previous statement has caused."

Mr Harding has been the club's kit man for more than 10 years.

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