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Fellow youth football team members have said it is "heartbreaking" that Hibernian player David Paul and Tynecastle's Jamie Skinner died tragically today.
Hibernian striker and fellow team mate Jay Doyle said:
St Mirren defender Danny Grainger, who formerly played for Hearts, tweeted:
Mark Durnan, midfielder for Queen of the South said:
Heart of Midlothian Youth Development Committee paid tribute to David Paul, 18, and Jamie Skinner, 13, who was a player for Hearts before joining Tynecastle.
A minutes silence will be held by all Tyncastle football teams, the club said today in a statement, after Under-14s player Jamie Skinner died during a match. The club added that it was is in "total shock" over the matter:
Hibernian FC chairman Rod Petrie has said that the "untimely" death of promising midfielder David Paul, 18, had "deeply affected" everyone at the club. He added:
Tynecastle FC has said it is a "dreadful day" for youth football in Edinburgh after 13-year-old player Jamie Skinner and Hibernian youth footballer David Paul, 18, died today in separate incidents.
The Scottish Football Association have paid tribute to Tynecastle footballer 13-year-old Jamie Skinner and Hibernian player 18-year-old David Paul, after both youths tragically died today.
Two youth footballers are reported to have died today in separate incidents, Hibernian FC and Tynecastle FC said.
Hibernian said on their official website that 18-year-old David Paul passed away in the early hours of Sunday, with no suspicious circumstances, while Tynecastle reported the death of 13-year-old player Jamie Skinner during a match today.
Tynecastle FC said Jamie would have had a bright future in the game and everyone at the club was "in total shock" at his death. Jamie moved to the club recently after playing for Hearts Under-14s.