Fans pay more tributes to tragic ex-Sheffield United star Gary Speed

Tributes: Nicola Ward and other fans pay tribute to Gary Speed outside Sheffield United's Bramall Lane.

Tributes: Nicola Ward and other fans pay tribute to Gary Speed outside Sheffield United's Bramall Lane.

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“ONCE a Blade always a Blade” - that was the touching messsage from fans who paid more heartfelt tributes today to ex-Sheffield United legend Gary Speed, after his tragic death, aged 42.

He was found hanged in his Cheshire home on Sunday.

A steady steam of visitors put team colours aside to say their goodbyes, leaving flowers and shirts, teddies and cards, at Bramall Lane today.

“I was gutted - I shed a few tears about it” said Dean Lee, who laid a bouquet with a scarf tied round with partner Chloe Bentley and daughter Charlie Lee,two.

“I’ve followed the Blades for 35 years and Gary was just a top man.”

See The Star for the full story and pictures tomorrow.

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