Dylan Tombides' Teammate George Moncur Gets Tribute Tattoo on Day of His Death

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterApril 18, 2014

MUSCAT, OMAN - JANUARY 12:  Dylan Tombides of Australia in action during the AFC U-22 Championship Group C match between Australia and Kuwait at Royal Oman Police Stadium on January 12, 2014 in Muscat, Oman.  (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
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Dylan Tombides, the 20-year-old West Ham United forward whose death was announced on Friday, has been honoured by his friend and team-mate George Moncur with a tattoo.

Tombides had been battling testicular cancer.

My best mate always with me forever Dylan Tombides pic.twitter.com/dwmwwMiY2q

— George Moncur (@georgemonkz8) April 18, 2014

His death has prompted an outpouring of emotion from the football community, with the likes of Sepp Blatter moved to express his sympathy:

My thoughts & prayers are with the family of Dylan Tombides, @whufc_official & @FFA today. Rest in peace Dylan. pic.twitter.com/0HKLbDudHx

— Joseph S Blatter (@SeppBlatter) April 18, 2014

Dylan Tombides played at the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2011. This was his celebration. A sad loss. http://t.co/s8P7V25ShN pic.twitter.com/YizcPO4snC

— Joseph S Blatter (@SeppBlatter) April 18, 2014

STATEMENT: West Ham United announce the sad news that Dylan Tombides has passed away at the age of 20. http://t.co/bcBIElzRrr

— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) April 18, 2014