Tributes flood in for Newcastle hero Pavel Srnicek on Twitter

Pavel Srnicek played for Newcastle United, Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth and West Ham United.

Tributes to Pavel Srnicek have flooded in on social media site Twitter after the former Newcastle United goalkeeper tragically died earlier today.

Srnicek had been rushed to hospital nine days ago, after he suffered a heart attack while out jogging in the Czech Republic.

The 47-year-old was placed in an induced coma, as doctors tried to save his life, but his death was confirmed earlier today.

Since messages have flooded in on Twitter, with a vast amount of players of past and present paying tribute to Srnicek.

The likes of Alan Shearer, Peter Schmeichel, David James and Ayoze Perez all left messages on social media, after hearing the sad news. 

Srnicek’s career started Banik Ostrava, but it was in England where he really made his name.

Srnicek played for Newcastle for seven years between 1991 and 1998, before having spells with Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth and West Ham United.

He then returned back to Newcastle for the 2006-2007 season before retiring.

In an official statement the Magpies said: "The thoughts of everyone at Newcastle United are with Pavel's family, many friends, former colleagues and supporters at this very difficult time."

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