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Nathan McSeveney dies at Celtic Park after Scotland-Ireland Euro qualifier

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Image caption Mr McSeveney was fatally injured at Exit 33 of the stadium

A football fan has died after falling in a stairwell at Celtic Park following Scotland's Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.

Nathan McSeveney, 20, from Cumnock in Ayrshire, was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary from Exit 33 of the stadium.

Police Scotland said his relatives had been informed along with the Health and Safety Executive.

A force spokesman said: "There are no suspicious circumstances. A report will be prepared for the procurator fiscal."

A statement posted on the Celtic club website said: "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."

A crowd of 55,000 saw Scotland win the match 1-0 thanks to a Shaun Maloney goal.

The Scottish FA said in a statement: "The man appeared to fall within the stadium around 21:30 hours at the end of the European qualifying match between Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

"The Scottish FA and the Scotland national team staff and players send their deepest condolences to the family of the supporter fatally injured at this time."

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