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Tributes paid to football death teacher James Moorfoot

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Image caption James Moorfoot collapsed and died while playing football on Saturday

Tributes have been paid to a "fantastic teacher and passionate footballer" who died during a match.

James Moorfoot, 28, collapsed while playing for Langtoft AFC in Rudston, East Yorkshire, on Saturday.

Staff and pupils at Hornsea School and Language College, where Mr Moorfoot worked, have laid flowers at the school in memory of the popular teacher.

Acting headteacher Steve Ostler said: "He was the coolest of the cool and he will be sadly missed by everybody."

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Image caption Bouquets of flowers have been left outside Hornsea School and Language College in memory of Mr Moorfoot

Mr Ostler said: "Our school community is absolutely devastated by the news of James' death at the weekend.

"James was a fantastic English teacher. He was passionate about everything he did.

"He was passionate about football and he was passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people."

A range of support services had been put in place for staff and pupils and a Facebook page, called RIP Mr Moorfoot, 11/2/2017, has been set up by students.

The creator of the page wrote: "You will never be forgotten. R.I.P to the best English teacher Hornsea school has ever had. We love you Mr Moorfoot."

A spokesperson for Langtoft AFC said the club was "numb with grief" following Mr Moorfoot's death.

The East Riding County Football League said: "The league sends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of James Moorfoot and to everyone connected with Langtoft FC at this sad time."

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