TWO men are facing trial accused of murdering a footballer stabbed to death in a nightclub on Boxing Day.
Cody Fisher, 21, was knifed on the dancefloor of the Crane club in Birmingham in front of horrified revellers.
Kami Carpenter, 21, and Remy Gordon, 22, appeared at Birmingham Crown Court today charged with murder.
A provisional trial date was set for July 3 but no pleas were entered.
Both men were remanded in custody to next return to court on March 17 for a hearing.
Semi-pro footballer Cody was on a night out on December 26 when the horror unfolded.
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Police said he was "approached by a group of people" before being stabbed.
Sadly Cody couldn't be saved and was declared dead at the scene around 30 minutes later.
Tributes have flooded in for the beloved sports coach, who worked at Woodrow First School and Nursery in Redditch.
One tribute outside the nightclub says: "Mr Fisher we are gonna miss you so much. You were the best PE teacher and inspired me so much."
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While girlfriend Jess wrote online: "My poor baby. I'm so sorry this has happened to you.
"My whole world, the love of my life, my best friend has been taken away from me.
"I don't know how I'm going to do life without you Code. There is so much we will never get the chance to do now.
"This doesn't feel real. I love you forever Cody Fisher."
West Midlands Police confirmed a post mortem gave a cause of death as a stab wound.
The nightclub had its licence suspended for 28 days on Friday following accusations from the force that there had been "serious management failings".
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