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Fan dies at Celtic Park after stairwell fall at Ireland v Scotland match

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A football fan has died after falling down a stairwell during last night’s Euro 2016 qualifier at Celtic Park between Scotland and Ireland.

20-year-old Nathan McSeveney was rushed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary after the incident near Exit 33 of the stadium, the home of Celtic Football Club.

A police spokesman said: “There are no suspicious circumstances. A report will be prepared for the procurator fiscal.”

Celtic also released a statement, which read: “Everyone at Celtic Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the death of a young supporter following last night’s match between Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

“This was a terrible, tragic incident and our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the young man’s family at this time.”

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