Brighton & Hove Albion players pay tribute to airshow victims

Jacob Schilt was killed after a vintage aircraft crashed into the A27    Picture: Seb Daly

Jacob Schilt was killed after a vintage aircraft crashed into the A27 Picture: Seb Daly

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Football stars Lewis Dunk and Iñigo Calderón have expressed their sympathy for club employee Matt Grimstone and Seagulls supporter Jacob Schilt.

Matt and Jacob were on their way to United’s home game with Loxwood in Southern Combination League Premier Division when a Hawker Hunter fighter jet crashed into a busy stretch of the A27 on Saturday. The two are believed to be among the victims.

Yesterday, Brighton & Hove Albion defender, Lewis Dunk, tweeted: “RIP you two! Have some great memories smashing it for our school team with you both! My thoughts go to your families.”

On Saturday, right back player, Iñigo Calderón, tweeted: “Thoughts are with the families and loved ones.”

In the statement, Brighton & Hove Albion said: “Brighton & Hove Albion employee Matt Grimstone and Seagulls supporter Jacob Schilt are both believed to be among the victims of yesterday’s tragic Shoreham air crash.

“Matt, a member of the club’s ground staff at the club’s training facility in Lancing, a keen amateur footballer and talented goalkeeper, was on his way to play for Worthing United against Loxwood in the Southern Combination Premier Division at Lyons Way, along with his Mavericks teammate Jacob.”

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