A 2nd Northern Ireland fan has died at Euro 2016

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Posted: Jun 16, 2016 4:38 PM
A 2nd Northern Ireland fan has died at Euro 2016

LYON, France (AP) — Another Northern Ireland fan died at the European Championship on Thursday.

Northern Ireland spokesman Neil Brittain said the fan died at the Stade de Lyon during the team's 2-0 win over Ukraine.

"The fan passed away as he was watching the game in the stadium," said Patrick Nelson, chief executive of the Irish FA, the game's ruling body in Northern Ireland.

"This puts any result of a football match into perspective," Nelson said.

No other details were given.

This is the second Northern Ireland fan to die during the tournament. On Sunday, 24-year-old Darren Rodgers died after a fall in Nice, following Northern Ireland's loss to Poland.

Northern Ireland's players wore black armbands and its fans dedicated a round of applause to pay their respects to Rodgers in Thursday's match.

Neither death appears to be related to the hooligan violence at the tournament.