Football fans back Sheffield campaign for justice

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FOOTBALL fans have backed a campaign to bring the people responsible for the death of a Sheffield teen to justice.

Student Matthew Cryer, from Killamarsh, died outside a bar on the Greek island of Zante, in 2008, aged 17.

It was initially claimed his injuries had been caused by excessive drinking, but a coroner in the UK recorded that Matthew, who grew up in Frecheville, had been unlawfully killed after hearing he had been beaten by bouncers who then threw him down a steep set of stairs.

Ever since, his family and friends, with the support of The Star, have been campaigning to bring those responsible to justice.

They were given a warm reception when they took the campaign to London for Sheffield Wednesday’s game at Charlton on Saturday.

The group marched to the ground carrying a large Justice For Matt banner which was then put up behind the goal throughout the match.

David, Matthew’s dad, said: “Matthew was always a big Wednesdayite and I expected his fellow Owls to get behind the campaign and they did in good numbers, but I was pleasantly surprised at how many Charlton fans came and asked us what our campaign was about.

“The more people aware of our campaign the better.”