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Footballer Cody Fisher named as victim of Birmingham club stabbing

Man dies after Boxing Day stabbing on nightclub dancefloor

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The 23-year-old man stabbed to death on the dancefloor of a Birmingham nightclub on Boxing Day has been named as footballer Cody Fisher. In a statement, his family said: “They have broken our hearts; I have lost my best friend. My family and I are asking for privacy and respectfulness at this heart-breaking time.” West Midlands Police were called to The Crane nightclub in Digbeth just before 11:45pm on Boxing Day.

Mr Fisher had been on a night out with friends when he was approached by a group of people, according to Police. 

He was pronounced dead around half an hour later despite efforts to save him. The Police have launched a murder investigation.

Cody played for Stratford Town FC, who are in the Southern League Premier Division Central. He previously played for Stourbridge Town and Bromsgrove Sporting and had been signed to Pro Vision sports management.

Tributes have begun flooding in for the young footballer.

Ex-Walsall star Darren Byfield paid tribute to his former player at Stratford Town.

He said: “Saw the tweets earlier about the boy getting stabbed in Digbeth and only just found out it was a player I signed while at Stratford Town.

“Cody Fisher RIP, Your family will be in my prayers.”

One of Mr Fisher’s friends, who played football with him last season at Bromsgrove Sporting, told Sky News: “He was genuinely one of the nicest people you could hope to meet. He’d do anything for you.”

The friend said Mr Fisher texted him last night to ask if he was going on the night out, but he decided not to go.

Meanwhile, Cody’s gym partner, Ollie Taylor, posted an emotional tribute to his friend.

He said: “Cody man, no words. My gym partner, what a genuine and kind hearted boy. Love you bro, pray for justice.”

Friend Jordan Goddard tweeted: “Feel absolutely empty. Heartbroken. Couldn’t wish to meet a nicer human being always smiling always good energy . I will miss you forever my brother. Love you to pieces.”

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