Kilmarnock pay tribute to fan

Kilmarnock have paid tribute to the fan who tragically died

after suffering a suspected heart attack in Sunday’s abandoned game

against Hibernian.

James Haswell, 48, passed away in hospital after collapsing in

the second half of his team’s Scottish Premier League game at Rugby


The match was halted by referee Kevin Clancy with the teams

drawing 1-1 and both managers agreed the game should be abandoned

out of respect.

A statement from the club read: “Everyone at Kilmarnock Football

Club extends their sincere condolences to the family and friends of

the late James Haswell, who tragically passed away on Sunday 5th

May after taking ill at Rugby Park during our match against

Hibernian FC.

“In particular, our thoughts and prayers are with his widow

Aileen and daughters Nicola and Stephanie.

“Aged 48, Jim had been a lifelong supporter of Killie and a

season ticket holder for many years. His love of Kilmarnock FC was

deep rooted and it is a tragedy for all who share his passion for

the club that we have lost a truly devoted supporter.”

Mrs Haswell said: “Jim lived for Killie and his family. He only

missed one game in 17 years. He was the biggest Killie fan you

could know.”

The club added that arrangements to mark Mr Haswell’s passing

would be announced following discussions with his close family.