Friends of Robert Sebbage – a former England football mascot – have created a tribute page on Facebook for him, after the teenager was stabbed to death during an argument with two Greek taxi drivers on Zakynthos while enjoying his first ‘lads’ holiday abroad.
The 18-year-old died in the early hours of yesterday after the incident at the island’s popular Lagana resort. Local reports suggest Robert had been with his friends outside a nightclub when an argument started as a result of laser pens being aimed at the taxi drivers. On the tribute page friend Chloe Prince, wrote: ‘one of the most genuine lads I have ever met! such a lovely boy, you’ll never be forgotten! r.i.p.’ Another friend Kayley Tompkins wrote: ‘Rip rob. Make sure you keep that gorgeous smile of yours blooming up there! Never forgotten always missed.’ Kelly Louise added: ‘One In A Million. Gonna Miss That Cheeky Little Face Of Yours. Sleep Tight You Beaut! All My Love.’
The fight, which took place at 4:30 am yesterday, left four others injured. Jordan Manson, 18, was seriously ill in hospital. Samuel Champion, Steven Granston and Callum Lane, all 18, were also injured. Greek authorities confirmed that two taxi drivers have now been charged with Robert Sebbage’s murder. A 21-year-old is facing a murder charge and his 25-year-old colleague is charged with complicity to commit murder. They are due to appear before a magistrate on the Greek island. It has emerged that the murdered teenager once stood next to David Beckham
as an England mascot. The moment was arranged because Sebbage suffered from eosinophilic colitis
and gut dysmotility
– a rare and painful bowell condition. In 2007, a charity organised for the then 14-year-old to walk hand-in-hand onto the Wembley turf alongside his hero David Beckham. A Facebook page titles R.I.P Robert Sebbage
has been created and has already been flooded with tributes to the murdered British teenager. RIP Robert Sebbage.