Tributes to fan killed after Pompey match

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Tributes have been paid to a man killed as he tried to pull his brother out of the path of a train after they had been to a Pompey match together.

Nick Mann, 35, was trying to haul his 32-year-old brother Robert to safety at London Underground’s Old Street station when they were both struck just after midnight on Saturday.

It has emerged that Mr Mann had been to Portsmouth on Saturday to watch Shrewsbury Town win 2-0 in a League Two game.

He had said after the match that it was one of his favourite away days of the season.

Shrewsbury Town FC said in a statement: ‘The football club was saddened to hear the tragic news that lifelong supporter Nick Mann was killed early on Sunday morning in London.

‘His passions were football and music and he was much loved by everyone who met him.

‘He had made the trip down to Portsmouth on Saturday and tweeted after the match that it had been one of his favourite away days of the season.

‘Social media has been full of tributes to Nick from fellow Town fans and from supporters far and wide.’

Robert is recovering in hospital following the incident.

Picture: Rob (left) and Nick