The footballing world was shocked today by the sad news that former Newcastle United goalkeeper Pavel Srníček had passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest.
News broke last week that Srníček was in an induced coma after suffering a heart attack while he was out on a run which left him fighting for his life in a Czech hospital and the decision was made today to switch off his life support machine.
Srníček was Newcastle’s number one for the majority of the 90s after joining the Premier League club from Czech club Banik Ostrava in 1991 where he remained for seven years before heading back to Ostrava in 1998 for a short period before returning to England to sign for Sheffield Wednesday.
Srníček’s replacement on Tyneside, Shay Given, has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to him where he described the Czech as “a great professional and an amazing man”.
— Shay Given (@No1shaygiven) December 29, 2015
Emotional stuff from the Irishman.