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Aston Villa fans pay emotional tribute to their former player Jlloyd Samuel

The crowd inside Villa Park paid their respects with a round of applause before the match

Everyone inside Villa Park joined in the tribute.

Aston Villa paid an emotional tribute to their former player Jlloyd Samuel before their Championship play-off second leg against Middlesbrough.

Samuel died in a car crash on Tuesday morning on the way home from dropping his children at school.


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The current players paid their respects to the former Villa man

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The current players paid their respects to the former Villa man

The defender made 199 appearances for Villa after joining in 1998 and played 83 times for Bolton between 2007 and 2011.

Everyone inside Villa Park joined in the tribute before the match

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Everyone inside Villa Park joined in the tribute before the match

Chants of “one Jlloyd Samuel” echoed out around Villa park during the tribute

Villa players wore black armbands during the match tonight as a mark of respect for their former player.

The big screen showed some of Samuel’s best moments at the club during the rapturous round of applause.

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The big screen showed some of Samuel’s best moments at the club during the rapturous round of applause.

Samuel played for England at youth level and earned a senior call-up in 2004 but never featured for the Three Lions.

The defender opted instead to play for Trinidad and Tobago.

Fans left tributes outside the ground

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Fans left tributes outside the ground

Paul Merson, a former team-mate of Samuel whilst at Villa, spoke before the match and called his death a tragic loss.

The world of football paid tribute to Samuel after the tragic news broke


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