TWO men have been found guilty of the murder of Cody Fisher, who was stabbed to death on the dancefloor of a Birmingham nightclub on Boxing Day, 2022.

The semi-professional footballer had been on a night out with friends when he was attacked following an ‘insignificant’ encounter with one of the killers two nights earlier.

Cody, aged 23, had accidentally bumped into Remy Gordon at Popworld in Solihull and the pair exchanged a few words.

Gordon, however, did not forget the encounter, and set about trying to identify Cody from social media images he found of him on other nights out, police said.

He learned Cody’s name, and that he was likely to be at Crane nightclub on Adderley Street in Digbeth on Boxing Day

Inside Crane, just before midnight on Boxing Day, Cody was surrounded before being headbutted, punched and kicked. He was also stabbed once in the chest and died from the wound at the scene.

A major police investigation identified Gordon, as well as Kami Carpenter and Reegan Anderson, as having been present on the night.

Malvern Gazette: Remy Gordon, Kami Carpenter and Reegan AndersonRemy Gordon, Kami Carpenter and Reegan Anderson (Image: West Midlands Police)

Today, following a two-month trial at Birmingham Crown Court, Gordon, aged 23, of Cofton Park Drive, Rednal, and Carpenter, aged 22, of Owens Croft, Kings Norton, were convicted of murdering Cody - a former Birmingham City academy member who also played for Stratford Town and Bromsgrove Sporting, Stourbridge FC and the Kidderminster Harriers Academy.

Gordon was also found guilty of affray. 

Anderson, aged 19, of Brookvale Park Road, Erdington, was cleared of murder, but found guilty of affray.

Detective Inspector Michelle Thurgood, who led the investigation, said: “The absolute tragedy of this case is just how trivial the motive was.

“It’s the kind of thing that most right-minded people would have just ignored and moved on, but Remy Gordon, for reasons only he can explain, took real exception to this.

“It was a chance brushing together of two men who did not know each other and had no reason to fall out.

“Cody’s life has been cut tragically short, and it’s had a catastrophic impact on his family and friends.”

Cody’s mother Tracey today described her son as her ‘youngest boy, best friend and her angel’, and said she and her family started ‘life sentences’ on Boxing Day 2022.

She said: “Cody’s father, brother and the rest of his living family who miss him dearly are suffering.

“Cody truly never had a bad bone in his body. He loved teaching young children.

“He loved, cared for and respected his family. He had more living to do and so much more love and kindness to give to the world.

“Cody taught us all so much about ourselves and we miss him every single minute of every day.

“I will not get to see him go on to do more amazing things, like inspire many more children and adults as he used to do, have holidays with him and go to his footie matches every week to see him kick a ball like he’d done from the day he could walk.

“Sadly, I will never see my son live on through his children and as such never enjoy any grandchildren from him. 

“Cody was brave, fearless and the most genuine soul I knew, I had the pleasure and honour to call him my son, may you rest in peace my beautiful boy.”

Gordon, Carpenter and Anderson will be sentenced at a later date.