BLACKPOOL favourite Charlie Adam is in mourning today after the shock death of his dad, aged 50.
Tayside Police said Charles Adam, who played for Dundee United and Partick Thistle, died yesterday in Dundee.
Mr Adam was the father of current Scotland international and Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam and Grant Adam, who is the goalkeeper for Airdrie United in the Scottish First Division.
A police statement said: “Tayside Police were called to Grampian Gardens in Dundee at 6.30pm on Monday after the death of a 50-year-old man.
“The deceased has been confirmed as former professional football player Charles Adam (senior) who played for Dundee United.”
Police said there were no suspicious circumstances and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.
Stoke, who play Tottenham on Saturday, issued a short statement expressing their sympathy to their midfielder and family.
“All our thoughts are with Charlie and his family at this difficult time,” said the statement. “Out of respect to the family, players and staff at the club will not be making any press comment over the Christmas period.”