It is with great sadness that Crusaders Football Club has learnt of the passing of Norman Pavis last night.
Norman was a legend down at Seaview in the 60's and his "no nonense" approach to the game and tough tackling made him a cult hero amongst the faithful. He was so well thought of that he was inducted into the Crusaders Hall of Fame in 2007 by Crusaders fans.
Chairman Ronnie Millar wishes on behalf of the Club to pass on our sincere condolences to family of Norman
" It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Norman Pavis. He was a wonderful tough tackling player for Crusaders and the nickname of the Club "Hatchetmen" could have been made just for him. Many many players in the Irish League feared him and they certainly knew they where on the field with him at the end of 90 minutes"
"Can I on behalf of the Club pass on our sincere and deepest sympathies to the entire Pavis family circle on the passing of Norman and we will have them in our thoughts and prayers over the following days. Rest in Peace Norman. A true Hatchetman"