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Twitter tributes

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 4:05 PM

Following his death on January 26, many people, both here and abroad, took to social media site Twitter to pay tribute to Lindy Delapenha.

@AJLancaster17: RIP #Lindy Delapenha Boro legend, my grandad used to tell me how much of an amazing player he was.

@MarcJWallace: Fitting that Wes Morgan scores today (January 27). Him and the late Lindy Delapenha, who died yesterday, the only Jamaicans to win the English top flight.

@davidalanmagnus: #Lindy Delapenha so much respect goes out to this man. A true pioneer in Jamaican sports. RIP Lindbergh.

@mansfieldtownfc: Lindy Delapenha, the first black player to play for Mansfield Town, has died, the club is saddened to announce. January 27.

@DaveNAAAllan: Sad to hear of the passing of Boro great Lindy Delepenha, our 1st black player. Met him once when he visited from Jamaica. Lovely bloke. RIP.

@TomThreadgill1: RIP Lindy Delapenha, boro goal machine ad legend of the 50s #Boro #LindyDelapenha.

Well played #LindyDelapenha, good score, now time for a rest, walk good.

@Crouch59: RIP Lindy Delapenha - one of the first players my grandad told me stories about after Cloughy and Peacock.

@wolmersdotinfo: Lloyd Lindbergh Lindy Delapenha Wolmer's Boys past student '39-'40 & sport phenom (golf, football, cricket, track, tennis, boxing).

RIP Lindy Delapenha, first Jamaican to play professional football in England, Boro hero, one time mentor to a young Brian Clough