Newcastle United fans killed on flight MH17

Newcastle United fans Liam Sweeney and John Alder were killed in a Malaysia Airline plane crash over Ukraine. They were on their way to support their team.

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"Liam and John will be cheering on from heaven"

Barry Sweeney in his son Liam's seat Credit: ITV News

The father of Newcastle United fan Liam Sweeney says his son and fellow fan John Alder will be "cheering on from heaven" this afternoon.

Barry Sweeney was speaking from his son's seat - ahead of the game with Manchester City.

Tributes are planned ahead of the match and fans will hold applause on the 17th minute.

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