Glasgow & West Scotland

Tributes to tragic Gartcosh United footballer Adam Bain

Tributes have been paid to an amateur footballer who died after collapsing during a game at the weekend.

Gartcosh United's Adam Bain fell ill during his side's home match against Drumchapel FP at the Eastgate ground in North Lanarkshire on Saturday.

The 30-year-old midfielder was taken to nearby Monklands Hospital where he died on Sunday.

Relatives and supporters spoke of their devastation at Mr Bain's death on Facebook and Twitter.

Steven Bain tweeted: "R.I.P Adam Bain. You were a wonderful guy, loved by many and didn't deserve this! GBNF. Love and miss you. Sleep tight cousin."

Drumchapel FP tweeted: "Life can be so cruel at times. Thoughts go out to all his family, friends and teammates. Absolutely gutted."

Scottish Second Division side Albion Rovers, which is based in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, posted on Twitter: "Everyone at Albion Rovers FC are saddened of the news of Adams passing our thoughts are with his family at this time."

Chris Brown tweeted: "All Central Scottish AFL games will hold a minutes silence on sat in respect of sad passing of Adam Bain."

Col Lafferty posted on Gartcosh United's Facebook page: "Sincere condolences to all at gartcosh afc for your tragic loss, kirkcaldy ym afc."

Davie Mac also posted on the page: "All at Bankstreet Athletic where saddened to hear about Adam puts things into perspective RIP Adam Bain."

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