Everton fan killed by crocodile in Sri Lanka

Friday 15 September 2017  21 Comments  [Jump to last]

Evertonian journalist for the FT, Paul McLean, has been killed by a crocodile in Sri Lanka.

Journalist Paul McLean died after being bitten by the giant reptile while washing his hands.

"Everyone at Everton is deeply saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Evertonian and FT reporter Paul McLean," the club posted.

The Financial Times has confirmed promising reporter McLean's death, just before his 25th birthday.

He is said to have described himself as a “long-suffering Evertonian”.

» Read the full article at The Mirror

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Mark Boulle
1 Posted 15/09/2017 at 14:23:44
I was just reading this article (always click on articles about croc / shark attacks etc!) - Poor bloke - what a way to go!

Anyone got a pet croc we could unleash on whoever was responsible for our failure to sign a striker on TDD... :)

Jeff Armstrong
2 Posted 15/09/2017 at 14:34:42
Oh Mark, hilarious... not
Colin Glassar
3 Posted 15/09/2017 at 14:38:51
Biting humour, Mark? RIP Paul
Gerry Quinn
4 Posted 15/09/2017 at 14:42:36
So sad – a fellow long suffering Evertonian. Rest in peace young man.
Gerry Quinn
5 Posted 15/09/2017 at 14:48:14
Thankfully they have recovered the body so that his family can give him a proper funeral...


Paul Ferry
6 Posted 15/09/2017 at 16:07:15
RIP mate.

Deepest sympathies to family and friends.

Feck me, 24.

Gerry mate did you get through the Houston hurricane okay?

I was thinking of you.

David Edwards
7 Posted 15/09/2017 at 16:09:17
Very sad. Read the news elsewhere yesterday, but didn't pick up the Everton connection till now. Tends to put our team's performances in perspective. RIP.
Tony Hill
8 Posted 15/09/2017 at 19:29:32
He was clearly a very talented young man and he was one of ours, deserving of our respect. RIP.
Brent Stephens
9 Posted 15/09/2017 at 19:32:49
Sad news. There's always something about the impact when it's somebody who is in some way "associated" with you.
Gerry Quinn
10 Posted 15/09/2017 at 20:51:19

Retired (sort of!) and sold house in Katy – one week before Harvey – now moved into house in Turriff, Scotland and loving how cool it is (still soaking feckin wet though!) :)

Stephen Brown
11 Posted 15/09/2017 at 20:57:42
RIP Tragic! Hope he can have a pint with some Blues legends in the sky!
Christine Foster
12 Posted 15/09/2017 at 21:08:44
So sad, it's a lovely place too, but salties are so dangerous, so fast, you don't even know they are there until it's too late.

Saw a couple a few years ago in an Australian zoo (Steve Irwin's place) my god they are huge, fast and prehistoric killers.

Awful way to go. RIP, Toffeeman, I am sure Howard Kendall will be waiting for you.

Paul Birmingham
13 Posted 15/09/2017 at 21:18:17
This puts the demise of this season in perspective. RIP and condolences to the family at this terrible time.

Jeff Armstrong
14 Posted 15/09/2017 at 22:14:15
Gerry, Paul, chat away... don't mind the subject of this piece.
Paul Ferry
15 Posted 16/09/2017 at 03:19:12
What an absolutely pathetic comment, Jeff Armstrong – (#14). You ought to be ashamed of yourself lad. I also notice that in two posts on here you have yet to express sympathy for poor Paul. What are you doing on this thread lad?
Dermot Byrne
16 Posted 16/09/2017 at 06:53:38
Jaysus Jeff, have you adopted the role of grief police?

Can people react to a story exactly how they want? I fully respect anyone who feels a lot about this sad event.

For myself, never heard of the lad, no nothing about him, him supporting the same team not enough to get me upset but as with anyone attacked by a croc, must be awful and feel for family, just as family of anyone who dies. Had a similar reaction with Diana Spencer, Bruce Forsyth and Zsa Zsa Gabor.

This does not make me bad or insensitive. If I chose to ask Paul Ferry how he is in next post this is also okay.

Dermot Byrne
17 Posted 16/09/2017 at 06:54:15
Paul ?...Nah, point made.
Geoff Williams
18 Posted 16/09/2017 at 10:10:58
Colin Grierson
19 Posted 17/09/2017 at 18:14:21
Sad news regardless of who the lad supported. RIP.
Terry Underwood
20 Posted 18/09/2017 at 12:08:16
I cannot understand people wanting to conserve these terrible killing machines. What a terrible and repulsive way to go. At least the poor man was not dragged away never to be seen again. Much love and sympathy to his family.
Denis Richardson
21 Posted 18/09/2017 at 12:23:59
Terry 20, sorry but whilst the death is a tragedy, exterminating an apex predictor that has been on the planet for hundreds of millions of years is not the way forward.

Crocodiles, like sharks and other predators, are essential in maintaining the ecosystem in nature today. That's why it's important to ensure they are protected.

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