Thousands of Sheffield Wednesday fans have paid an emotional tribute to a tragic baby who died at just 33 days old.
The whole of Hillsborough rose for a special round of applause at today’s game against Derby in the 33rd minute.
The tribute from Wednesdayites and the Derby fans came at the request of parents Rebecca Hall and Carl Watts to help remember their daughter Hannah Rose, who died earlier this month.
Dom Howson, The Star’s Wednesday reporter, is at the game and said it had been a touching tribute.
“Lovely to see both sets of fans get involved in the tribute. It was what Hannah’s parents wanted,” he said.
Speaking before today’s match, Rebecca, of Swallownest, Rotherham said the idea was a way of celebrating their daughter’s ‘short but perfect life’.
Rebecca was in labour for 64 hours before she gave birth to Hannah, weighing 6lb 7oz, by emergency caesarian.
Doctors diagnosed her with oral thrush and reflux when she was a few weeks old.
However, on Sunday August 3, she took a turn for the worse.
Doctors battled for several hours, but sadly Hannah passed away in the early hours of Sunday, August 4.
Her devastated parents have been told she may have died because of a heart defect.
Both Rebecca and Carl were in The Kop as the round of applause took place, along with other members of their family.
*Full report and pictures in Monday’s Star