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Bastian Schweinsteiger pays tribute to Irish student who lost his life in Berkeley tragedy

This is a classy touch from the German footballer.

Niccolai Schuster meeting his hero.
Niccolai Schuster meeting his hero.

GERMAN INTERNATIONAL BASTIAN Schweinsteiger has paid tribute to Irish student Niccolai Schuster who lost his life in Berkeley on Monday night.

The 21-year-old, along with friends Eoghan Culligan (21), Eimear Walsh (21), Olivia Burke (21), Ashley Donohoe (22) and Lorcan Miller (21), were celebrating a 21st birthday party in an apartment in the Californian city when the fourth-floor balcony collapsed.

Some of his friends contacted the Bayern Munich midfielder on Facebook with a message describing how much the club meant to life-long fan Nick.

And Schweinsteiger has this afternoon posted a fitting response by expressing his condolences to Nick’s family and friends and all the other people involved in the tragic accident.

“The news makes me very sad. I wish much strength for this difficult time you, the family and all relatives of Nick. I would like to express my condolences also all other sufferers of this accident,” his message read.

Footballers can often be criticised but this is a lovely touch from Schweinsteiger.

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