Football star’s tribute to tragic crash victim

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Leeds United goalkeeper Alex Cairns has paid tribute to his younger brother who was killed in a car crash in Doncaster.

Blake Cairns, 16, was one of five teenagers killed in a two-car collision at Conisbrough on Saturday.

The footballer took to social networking website Twitter yesterday and thanked the public for their support following the crash.

He said: “Would like to thank you all.

“We love him we always will love him words can’t describe what he means to this family.

“Love you Baby bro.”

Leeds United Football Club’s Academy earlier tweeted: “Our thoughts are with Alex Cairns and his family at this difficult time.

“Sending strength and love from the LUFC family. A tragedy for all.”

Danum Academy headteacher Rebecca Staples paid tribute to each of those who died.

She said: “Blake was great fun.

“He had a huge network of friends and was a very sporty boy.”