Hibernian have paid tribute to their oldest supporter Sam Martinez who died this afternoon in the Western General Hospital at the age of 106
Sam was a guest of the club when he finally fulfilled a lifetime’s dream of watching Hibs win the Scottish Cup on 21st May, beating Rangers 3-2.
He arrived in Scotland in 1942 from British Honduras, and was engaged in forestry work near Ullapool, before moving to Edinburgh where he found work as a cook at the British Honduras Hostel in York Place.
At that time, he started attending Easter Road and was a regular for many years.
A Hibernian FC spokesperson said: “The club are deeply saddened to learn of Sam’s passing.
“Sam was such a lovely person and touched us all with his character and commitment to the club.
“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. His memory marches on.”