Football coach murdered

A football coach from Southport has been murdered in New York. 25-year-old Michael Jones was a youth team coach for the New York Red Bulls.

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New York Red Bulls send condolences to murdered football coach's family

"We are aware of this tragedy and on behalf of the entire organisation, want to send our most heartfelt condolences to Michael's family, friends and loved ones.

"He was a tremendous individual, a fantastic coach who loved soccer and a terrific friend for many of us.

"This is truly a sad day for our soccer community and we will do our utmost to help authorities in their investigation of this case. Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael's family at this time."

– New York Red Bulls spokesman

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