SLIDESHOW: Hundreds of Sheffield United fans gather to say farewell to superfan ‘Shred’

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Hundreds of Sheffield United supporters, players and coaching staff gathered to say a sad farewell to one of the club’s most-loved fans.

The funeral cortege for David ‘Shred’ Spencer set off from his spiritual home of Bramall Lane.

David, who was from Intake and arranged coaches to away games for many years, died last month, leading to a flood of tributes to him.

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough, his players and supporters gathered outside the ground to pay their respects to the loyal fan.

The cortege stayed at the ground for a short time yesterday before setting off to City Road Cemetery for the funeral – as a spontaneous round of applause broke out.

Blades boss Nigel Clough said: “He was one of our most loyal yet unassuming supporters. He just supported the club through thick and thin. He went all over the country and the world supporting them.”

The funeral of Sheffield United super fan David 'shred' Spencer'Playes and fans look on as the cortege arrives at Bramall Lane'Picture by Dean Atkins

The funeral of Sheffield United super fan David 'shred' Spencer'Playes and fans look on as the cortege arrives at Bramall Lane'Picture by Dean Atkins

Fans have left flowers, messages and signed football shirts outside Bramall Lane in tribute to David. Following his death, Sheffield United lowered their main flag at Bramall Lane to half-mast.

Players wore black armbands during the match against Crawley Town.

An online tribute has also been posted on YouTube by fellow fans and more than 1,700 have also signed a petition calling for the club to rename a stand after him.

David 'Shred' Spencer

David 'Shred' Spencer

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