Fraserburgh FC mourn tragic death of former player

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Fraserburgh FC have expressed their sympathies following the tragic death of former player Kenny Roger yesterday evening.

Mr Roger, 69, who played over 500 times for the Broch club, died after falling while carrying out maintenance work around 6.30pm Tuesday.

Finlay Noble, Chairman of Fraserburgh FC, said: “We’re all stunned, you don’t expect this sort of thing to come along.

“It’s a real tragedy.”

The former Broch centre half, nicknamed Dodger, starred for the club over a span of three decades and in 1970 played against Celtic in a fund-raising match following that year’s Fraserburgh lifeboat disaster.

His untimely death came after an accident at one of his properties on Albert Street.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that officers were called to an outbuilding off of Albert Street where a 69-year-old man had been found injured within.

“Unfortunately, despite efforts by members of the public and ambulance staff, the man died at the scene as a result of his injuries.”

The father of two still ran his own business and was still enjoyed his football.

Mr Noble said: “He’ll be a big miss.

“He was still involved with the club and he was coming to our games for years.”

He added: “But obviously the family comes first at this time.”

Mr Roger is survived by his wife Alison and his children Craig and Vicky.