Son of tragic Sheffield Wednesday fan Nigel Goodinson thanks fans for their "incredible" 58th minute tribute

Picture of Nigel Goodinson at Hillsborough - credit @RyanGoodo Twitter
Picture of Nigel Goodinson at Hillsborough - credit @RyanGoodo Twitter
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The son of tragic Sheffield Wednesday fan Nigel Goodinson has thanked supporters for their "incredible tribute" to his father at Hillsborough yesterday.

Mr Goodinson collapsed and suffered a bleed on the brain just before the Owls kicked off against Derby County on Saturday, April 22.

The 'mad Sheffield Wednesday supporter' was given emergency first aid by fans and paramedics in the ground before being rushed to hospital, but the 58-year-old later died.

His family made an emotional plea to fellow Wednesday fans to pay tribute to him with a minute's applause during the 58th minute of yesterday's home clash against Fulham.

The plea did not fall on deaf ears as, in the 58th minute, all four corners of the ground rose to their feet in applause for Nigel as a picture of him appeared on the big screen.

Nigel's son, Ryan Goodinson, was watching the game in the Kop and took to Twitter afterwards to thank fans for their emotional tribute.

He said: "Wow. That applause from all 4 sides of the ground. Absolutely incredible tribute to my dad. Thank you @swfc #swfc #ffc"

Before the game, a white rose along with a Sheffield Wednesday shirt were left on Mr Goodinson's treasured seat in the Kop.