Ex-British footballer dies, stars pay tributes

Manchester-born footballer, Marvin Morgan has tragically died at the age of 38.

The devastated partner of fashion designer and former footballer Marvin Morgan, whose clothes were worn by some of the game’s biggest stars, has revealed that he died suddenly while on a work trip abroad.

Jerri Fletcher, 36, who was in a relationship with Marvin, 38, for 14 years told newsmen that he was visiting a factory that made clothes for his ‘Fresh Ego Kid’ brand, which was popular with leading Premier League footballers when he collapsed.

The striker most recently played in non-league and will be remembered for his spells in the football league with the likes of Aldershot Town, Shrewsbury, Plymouth Argyle and Hartlepool United.

He recently played in the Isthmian League for premier division sides Wingate & Finchley, Hornchurch and Potters Bar Town, as well as becoming an entrepreneur and campaigner.

Morgan founded Fresh Ego Kid, a clothing brand that became a favourite among Premier League players and other celebrities, as well as setting up Fresh Ego FC, a football team that aimed to raise awareness around racism in the sport.

Marvin was on medication for life after being diagnosed with a cavernoma – a cluster of abnormal blood vessels that are usually found in the brain or spinal cord. These cause seizures, strokes and in the worst cases, premature death.

West Ham’s Michail Antonio and Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe are among the names to have turned out for the side, as well as former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison.

Former club, Hendon confirmed the sad news of his passing on Monday, tweeting: “We are shocked to have learned this morning of the passing of Marvin Morgan at the age of just 38 years old.

“Marvin joined us at the start of the 2018/19 season and had a big influence in his 7 appearances. Our thoughts are with his friends, family and loved ones today.”

In a moving statement on their website, Shrewsbury added: “Making a difference, Marvin’s work in the face of racism and discrimination with Fresh Ego FC will live long and will continue to make a positive difference.”