Chris Sutton has just posted the sad news that his dad, Mike passed away yesterday after a long battle with dementia.
“My dad Mike sadly passed away yesterday. He was a great sportsman, teacher, husband, dad and grandad. He was my hero and I will miss him so much,” Chris tweeted.
On Christmas Eve the former Celtic striker posted this wonderful image of his dad as a boy. “Was given this picture of a young Mike Sutton. Time flies. I’m so proud of my dad,” Chris wrote lovingly.
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) December 24, 2019
Today his heart will be breaking as he posted this saddest of all tweets.
My dad Mike sadly passed away yesterday. He was a great sportsman, teacher, husband, dad and grandad. He was my hero and I will miss him so much.💔 pic.twitter.com/espBj4DxlH
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) December 27, 2020
Sutton’s Celtic family have been quick to offer condolences to the Sutton family, here are three message among many hundreds already posted.
“Sorry to hear that Chris. Your love for him shone through. Requiescat in Pace.”
“Thoughts & prayers are with you and the family.”
“Sorry for your loss Chris. RIP Mike.”
And of course it isn’t just the Celtic family offering condolences this morning. This lady’s husband knew Mike and had this to say.
So sorry to hear this news,my husband used to play table tennis with him at Hellesdon High when he was a young lad.He just said that it was a privilege to play against him. Thinking of all the family at this sad time. He will be truly missed. Xxx
— Rachel McLeod🍹 (@rachmischief) December 27, 2020
Rest in Peace Mike and our condolences to the Sutton family at this sad time.
— Ollie Sutton (@ollie__sutton) December 27, 2020