VIDEO: Sheffield United remember lives lost in wars with poppy tribute

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Sheffield United FC paid a stunning tribute to those who have lost their lives in all conflicts, before their match against Barnsley at Bramall Lane on Saturday.

Ahead of the South Yorkshire derby, the family of a young soldier who was killed during the Falklands war laid a wreath on the pitch.

Sheffield United fans on the Kop at Bramall Lane display a poppy tribute

Sheffield United fans on the Kop at Bramall Lane display a poppy tribute

Twenty-year-old Shaun Hanson from Ecclesfield, died on HMS Ardent in 1982 as he administered first aid to a colleague after the ship had come under attack.

Fans on the Kop also held up individual cards which together made up an image of a poppy as the 24,000 crowd held a minute’s silence to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

The Sheffield United team also wore special one-off shirts emblazoned with a poppy, which will be auctioned off on eBay, with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

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