Newcastle United have released an official statement confirming a match cancellation following the airshow tragedy at Shoreham on Saturday.

During the Shoreham Airshow display, a Hawker Hunter jet crashed onto the nearby A27 road, with a number of vehicles struck by the plane.

The authorities have confirmed that at least seven people have lost their lives in the tragedy and of those named so far, two were football players (Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt) with Worthing United.

The scene of the accident is only around seven miles from Brighton and as a mark of respect the Under 21s match between Brighton and Newcastle, which was due to take place on Monday, has been cancelled.

With an official statement released by NUFC confirming the decision and expressing sympathy for those caught up in the tragic accident.

Official Newcastle United Statement

‘The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Newcastle United Football Club are with those whose family and friends were killed or injured at the Shoreham Air Show crash on Saturday afternoon.

As a mark of respect to those victims of the crash, the Magpies’ under-21 fixture at Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday has been postponed.’