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Tributes paid and thousands raised as 28 year old player dies with family and club devastated

Tributes have been paid and thousands raised as 28 year old player Mason Peddle dies with his family and club devastated.

Mason, who played for AFC Portchester and captained the under-23 team, died suddenly.

He was described to be a ‘top guy’, with others saying has had ‘huge character’ and adding that his death will be a ‘huge loss to everyone’.


Just one of the many tributes to be made following the announcement on Monday evening that AFC Portchester’s under-23s captain Mason Peddle had passed away.

Everyone at The Royals was shocked and saddened on learning the news, and the tributes were led by Mason’s under-23s manager Mark Dugan.

He said: “Our captain, our teammate and our friend – you will be so, so missed by all at the club, and no more so than by us all at the under-23s.

“Our captain yes, but also a huge character around the club, around the island and surrounding football community.

“As teammate to many his influence was there for all to see and will no doubt be carried on by the many he helped in their footballing journey.

“A true friend to all that met him and a huge loss to everyone. RIP Mason – fly high brother.”

AFC Portchester’s players reacted to the news with many moving tributes posted on social media.

James Cowan said: “The kindest most loveable soul about. I have absolutely no words to say today. Just know that you was so loved by so many.”

Olly Searle commented: “There are no words. RIP Mase”, and Curtis Da Costa said: “Rest easy brother.”

Sam Pearce said: “Devastating news this. RIP buddy”, and Jake Raine commented: “Lost for words. Rest easy mate.”

A Gofundme page has been set up to help support Mason’s family and raise funds to cover the costs of his funeral – it has already raised £14,460 in just a few hours.

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Tributes were paid and thousands raised as the 28 year old player sadly dies with family and his club devastated…

@jdubs36: Truly shocking news. Sleep tight x

@WCFC_Staff: What a horrific piece of news and thoughts and prayers to all connected to the club and his family! ❤️

@KBlake28: I am so sad to hear this news 😔 RIP 😔 xx

@Char_Heather13: Rip Mason , Hearts go out to everyone associated with mason ❤️

@smith_stevej: So terribly sorry to hear this awful news, sincere condolences to all Mason’s family and friends RIP

@KyleDixon30: Very sad news, thoughts are with Masons family and friends at this difficult time

@Stephen64909600: My thoughts are with Mason’s family and everyone at the club 🙏

@CharlieCooper67: Wishing the family and everyone associated with mason the best, such sad news 😔💔

@studley86v2: Rest In Peace young man, thoughts are with everyone at AFC Portchester and all family and friends 💙💙

@lovefoxxxxx: Condolences to all family and friends. Very shocking and sad news!

@VinciFMRory: So sad to read this news..😪😪…Sending ❤️ and 🙏 to Masons family.

@jasonsmall1975: So sorry to hear this sad news r.i.p from everyone at afc stoneham

@sonny04114458: RIP Mason 🕊️

@Irongrid21: So sorry to hear about Mason’s passing. Condolences to his family.

@pompeyrod: Way too young, RIP ❤️ X

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