Team helps fight for justice

David Cryer with the Matthew Cryer FC team
David Cryer with the Matthew Cryer FC team
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Wearing the blue and white striped shirt with pride...

That’s the lads from newly-formed football team Matthew Cryer FC – named after a Sheffield teenager unlawfully killed on the Greek holiday island of Zante.

Matthew was aged just 17 when he was punched, kicked and then pushed downstairs by bouncers at the Cocktail and Dreams Nightclub in Laganas in July 2008.

An inquest in Chesterfield heard he had sustained more than 20 injuries. His family have campaigned to bring those responsible to justice.

Now Matthew’s father David has formed the team to remind people of the Justice For Matt Campaign.

So far they are unbeaten in three games – including a 1-0 win over Hinde House on Sunday – and are third in the Fourth Division of the Imperial League with a game in hand on the leaders.

David said: “The lads are doing brilliantly and I’m proud of them all.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to Sheaf Sports and Trophies in Darnall for sorting a kit out for us. It had to be blue and white of course as Matthew was always a massive Wednesdayite.”