A MAN is facing jail today after admitting stabbing a Liverpool football fan to death in a bar.
Alex Jarmay, of Bromborough, Wirral, staggered backwards out of the Bar Uno, in Camden, north London, after what appears to be a random attack.
The 26-year-old transport distribution worker collapsed on a step outside in February.
He had travelled to the capital with his brother Luke, 22, and friends to watch the Reds play Cardiff in the Carling Cup Final, which Liverpool won the next day.
The group of around 12 friends, all said to be respectable, professional people, had gone out for a quiet drink.
Unemployed Paul Beck, 29, of Spring Place, Kentish Town, north London, pleaded guilty to murder at the Old Bailey yesterday.
His brother Damien, 24, of the same address, pleaded guilty to wounding Luke Jarmay. His plea of not guilty to murder was accepted.
Mr Jarmay was a former Wirral Grammar School student and has been described by loved ones as a “gentle giant” and devoted uncle.
His family were sat at the back of the court yesterday.
His mum Sheree wept as the pleas were taken.
Mr Jarmay had worked at Laws Distribution, in Haydock, after deciding not to go to university.
He regularly went to the gym, loved cars and watching Top Gear and, although Luke was a more fanatical Reds fan, Alex had a tattoo on his leg reading: “YNWA.”
Outside court Detective Inspector Mark Lawson said: “We have watched CCTV and this appears to have been a random attack.
“They did nothing to provoke this attack. The friends had gone out for a quiet night out before the match. They were not looking for trouble.
“We just don’t know what happened. The worst thing is that it could have been anyone.”
The Beck brothers were remanded in custody for sentencing today.
A jury which had been selected to try the Becks was discharged when they changed their pleas.