A HEARTBROKEN mum today paid tribute to her murdered son Liverpool FC fan Alex Jarmay, saying: “I can’t believe I won’t see his face again.”
The family of Alex, 26, spoke to the ECHO just over a week after he was stabbed outside Bar Uno, in Camden, north London.
They told how the transport distribution worker only got a seat on a fans’ coach at the last minute to watch Liverpool FC at Wembley in the Carling Cup final.
Distraught relatives remembered Alex, of Bromborough, as a “gentle giant” and devoted uncle.
His dad Paul said: “You don’t expect your son to go to a football match and not come back.
“I’ll never forget getting a phone call at 4am from a guy who just couldn’t speak. A constable was there and I just heard him take over and say ‘I’m awfully sorry, there’s been a tragic accident’.”
Former Wirral Grammar School pupil Alex Jarmay joined his brother Luke, 22, on the trip to London at the 11th hour.
The brothers were out together in Camden the evening before the final when they were attacked.
Alex died from a single stab wound to his chest.
His sister Natalie, 32, said: “Alex and his friends were all well-dressed people. My brother loved his fashion and looking good.
“They were not in any football regalia that night. They were always smart and often went to the football and wore the same thing to go out to town afterwards.
“The support we have received from family, friends and strangers since he died has been humbling.”