The FA pay touching tribute to SunSport legend Paul Jiggins ahead of England vs Switzerland at Wembley

SUNSPORT reporter Paul Jiggins was honoured by the FA in a touching tribute inside the Wembley press room.

An England shirt bearing the name “Jiggo” was laid out before the Three Lions’ friendly against Switzerland on Saturday afternoon.

The FA paid a touching tribute to SunSport’s Paul JigginsCredit: Twitter

SunSport's beloved journalist was one of the best in the business

SunSport’s beloved journalist was one of the best in the businessCredit: The Sun

The FA also placed flowers next to a picture of SunSport’s beloved correspondent in heartfelt recognition to one of the sharpest journalists in the business.

Tributes have poured in for Jiggo since his sad passing earlier this month.

England skipper Harry Kane kicked off a press conference earlier this week with a classy message to Paul.

As Tottenham correspondent and a Millwall fan, Paul had followed Kane since his early days as a professional.

And the 28-year-old said: “Before we start today, I’d just like to pay my respects to Paul Jiggins and his family.

“Obviously Paul followed me at Millwall, with the England Under-21s and at Tottenham.

“A lot of people in this room would have known him and from me and all the team we send our condolences to his friends and family.”

Elsewhere former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino paid his own tribute.

The Paris Saint-Germain boss had the pleasure of being quizzed by Jiggo on a regular basis during his five-year stint in charge of Spurs.

Pochettino said: “I am so sorry to hear the news about Paul.

“He was probably one of the most regular journalists we would see at our press conferences at Spurs and many times you could expect a question to make you laugh.

“He was there from the start of our Spurs journey in Seattle on pre-season, the first British journalist to hear me try to speak English!

“His family, friends and colleagues are all in my thoughts.”

Tottenham themselves laid out a copy of The Sun alongside a photo of Paul and a candle in the press lounge before their game against West Ham last weekend.


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