RANGERS legend Terry Butcher was in mourning last night after the sudden death of his troubled former Army Captain son.
He was struggling with life after fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan. "It is with the up most [sic] sadness that I regret to say that my brother Christopher Butcher has passed away this morning", he wrote.
"My older brother was the best brother I can ever of asked for and his death has hit the entire family hard".
"We know how greatly he was loved and we're sorry that we can't call every person who knew him to tell them".
Dad Terry, 58, who played for Ipswich and England, was said to be "distraught".
Christopher Butcher, who was a Royal Artillery commando captain, had struggled to cope with traumatic memories of his service in Afghanistan and Iraq. Ex-gunner Harry Wright said: 'Sadly few people realised what Chris went through and, no matter how strong you are, it does affect you'.
He also posted a photo with the words: "You'll never have friends like the ones you made at war".
Terry and wife Rita have another son, Alistair, 27.