TRIBUTES have been paid to a football fan from Bromsgrove, who has died a fortnight after collapsing outside the ground at the end of a game.

John Vaughan, 72, suffered a heart attack after watching his beloved Huddersfield Town play at Cardiff City on August 21.

Cardiff fans performed CPR to save his life at the time but Mr Vaughan passed away this week after reportedly suffering another heart attack while in hospital.

Huddersfield Town posted on social media: "We are saddened to learn of the passing of supporter John Vaughan who fell ill at the Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday 21 August 2019.

"John’s family would like to send their sincere thanks to Cardiff City FC for the help and support they provided him."

Cardiff replied: “We offer our sincere condolences to John's family and friends. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.”

A number of fans responded with tributes of their own, including Chris Newsome, who wrote: “Sad to hear of John’s passing. A Town supporter through and through.”

Rosemary Robinson added: “Absolutely gutted to hear that John has passed away. What a lovely man he was. Hugs and love to his family.”

“Such sad news. A really nice gentleman who also will be remembered for all his involvement in the Huddersfield table tennis league,” added Glenn Booth.

Mr Vaughan was the vice president of the Huddersfield Table Tennis League, and had held the posts of secretary and chairman before moving away from Yorkshire and resettling in Bromsgrove.

A statement from the league said: “John played in the league and was a catalyst for all things good in the Huddersfield Table Tennis League for over 25 years.

“He was always a very active friendly member on the management committee bringing his extraordinary organisational skills to good use at all times.

“He will be sadly missed and our sympathy goes to his wife Keleen and family at this time. Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.”