South East Wales

Cardiff City FC fan dies after being taken ill at game

Ewood Park, Blackburn Image copyright David Dixon/Geograph

A Cardiff City fan has died after being taken ill at an away match at Blackburn Rovers.

Bluebirds supporter Mike Jones travelled to Ewood Park to watch the Championship match on Tuesday.

Mr Jones, from Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, fell ill near the end of the game. He was taken to hospital but later died.

Cardiff City FC said a tribute to his life would be put in the programme for Saturday's game with Birmingham City.

In a statement, the club said: "We offer our sincere condolences to Mike's family and friends at this very difficult time."

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