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Tributes pour in for Preston North End fan Jordan Grant found dead at 17

Posted on - 4th February, 2012 - 10:52pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston North End

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Tributes are being paid to a talented young footballer and Preston North End fan who passed away on Saturday.

17-year-old Jordan Grant (pictured left), who lived in the Cottam area of the city, is believed to have died due to a cardiac arrest.

Jordan, a season ticket holder at North End and prominent Twitter user, had played for Springfields Football Club until he was 16.

Club Secretary David Harrison confirmed Jordan had come through their ranks.

He said: “He played for for us as a lad. We had a text to say he’d passed away, it’s very sad for all involved.”

Preston North End fans have been mourning Grant’s death on online forums and a Facebook campaign has already started in tribute.

The Preston North End fans page calls on the club to hold a minutes applause ahead of the Hartlepool United game on Tuesday 14th February.

Jonathan Woodruff who runs the PNE fans page on Facebook said they sent their deepest condolences to Jordan’s family and friends.

He said: “We received the sad news through one of our page members who contacted us and asked us to publicise the idea of a minutes applause for Jordan on the 17th minute of the game on Tuesday 14th February against Hartlepool United.

“None of the PNE Fans Page admin team knew Jordan personally but we do send our deepest condolences to Jordan’s family and friends at this very sad time.”

Jordan attended Cardinal Newman College. He had also started an American Football website, Second City Fanatics, about his favourite team the New England Patriots who he had been looking forward to watching in the Superbowl on Sunday night.

You can leave your tributes to Jordan on the RIP Jordan Grant Facebook page.

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