Footballers have paid tribute to a Wycombe Wanderers supporter who died yesterday evening (January 28).

Mark Bird, 62, was in the Woodlands Lounge at Adams Park when he suffered a cardiac arrest roughly an hour before Wycombe’s match against Blackpool.

An air ambulance was called and landed on the pitch, with the game being delayed by 65 minutes.

Mark was taken to Wexham Park Hospital where he sadly couldn’t be resuscitated

Following the tragic news, Wycombe tweeted: “With deep regret, we are saddened to report that supporter Mark Bird - who fell ill before last night's game - passed away later that evening. Our thoughts are with his family and all who knew him. Rest in peace, Mark.”

Blackpool also paid tribute the Wycombe supporter by saying: “We are so sorry to hear this news. “Our thoughts and condolences go out to Mark's family and all those connected to Wycombe Wanderers at this time.”

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The fixture kicked-off 65 minutes after the original time, with Wycombe winning the game 2-1 with Nick Freeman and Alex Samuel getting the goals.

Blackpool’s captain Jay Spearing said: “Awful news - condolences to Mark's family and friends,” with Wycombe’s Jack Grimmer saying, “Thoughts are with his family’.”

Adebayo Akinfenwa said: “I was going to say big three pts yesterday (January 28) but hearing what happen to one of our fans actually puts not only the game but life into perspective myself & all that are connected to Wycombe Wanderers send our love, prayers & condolences to Mark Bird & his family RIP.”

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The EFL also said: “The EFL is saddened to learn of the passing of supporter Mark Bird, who was taken ill before last night’s game between Wycombe Wanderers and Blackpool.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with his family, friends, Club and fellow supporters at this difficult and distressing time.”

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David Stockdale, who was making his second debut for the club, said: “Great feeling to be back out there. Awesome win. Lads were excellent. RIP Mark Bird who sadly passed prior to last night’s game. Thought with his family at this time.”

Scott Kashket then added: "So sad to hear the news of Mark birds passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends & family. Rest easy."

Finally, Anthony Stewart added: “Words cannot express my sadness. Mark, may the comfort of god help your family through this difficult time. That win was for you.”

Wycombe’s next match will be at MK Dons on February 1, with their next home game being against Bristol Rovers on February 8.