Amateur footballer collapses and dies while playing game in East Yorkshire

English teacher James Moorfoot collapsed while playing football. Credit: Facebook

An amateur footballer has collapsed and died on the pitch while playing a match in East Yorkshire.

The player, who was named as local English teacher James Moorfoot, was playing for Langtoft AFC at Rudston near Bridlington.

According to reports paramedics and the air ambulance were sent to the scene but he was pronounced dead.

Mr Moorfoot worked at Hornsea School and Language College.

On a tribute page set up on Facebook, pupils and colleagues expressed their sadness at Mr Moorfoot's sudden death.

In a statement, his football club said they were "numb with grief".

We are currently trying to come to terms with the tragic and sudden passing of James Moorfoot. We are numb with grief. James had a contagious energy and humour which lift up a room and will be missed by so many. We can seek the smallest solace in the fact that

Langtoft AFC statement