Former football referee Hilary “Franco” St. Martin passed away on Saturday night at about 11:00 PM. Considered by many to be one of the most respected referees in his time, Franco received an award for his contribution to the sport of football to his community last year. A statement from the Big Players Football Club reads: “We are saddened by the passing of former national footballer Hilary “Franko” St. Martin last night. He was truly a no nonsense national footballer, coach and referee from the community of Bagatelle.”
A message coming to MBC Sports through the Public Relations Officer of the Marchand Football Council states: “We the Council send deepest sympathy greetings to the family and friends of one of our most devout football lovers, Hillary St. Martin. May his soul rest in peace!”
Executive member of the Big Players Football Club, David “Shakes” Christopher will be the guest of popular sports program, “The Warm Up” on MBC TV. We shall delve into the life and times of this football stalwart from 8:30 tomorrow evening.
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