Touching Sheffield Wednesday move to honour fallen fans confirmed

Sheffield Wednesday are dedicating their final home game of the season to all of those that have lost their lives over what has been a very difficult period for everybody.

By Joe Crann
Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 7:00 am
Sheffield Wednesday will pay their respects to their fallen fans, former players and staff against Nottingham Forest. (Andrew Roe/AHPIX LTD)
Sheffield Wednesday will pay their respects to their fallen fans, former players and staff against Nottingham Forest. (Andrew Roe/AHPIX LTD)

So many members of the Wednesday family – be it supporters, ex-players, staff members or otherwise – have been lost over the past year or so, and the lack of fans has meant that they’ve been unable to honour them properly.

The Star reported earlier in the year that there were plans in place to give a fond farewell to their dearly departed, and details of those plans have now been revealed.

There will be a moment’s silence and black armbands in honour of those that are no longer with us, and a video will be made to be shown on Hillsborough’s big screen ahead of the game against Nottingham Forest.

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A statement from the club this week read, “The Owls will pay our respects to all members of the Sheffield Wednesday family who have passed away during the last year before our final home game of the season.

“The last 12 months have been without doubt incredibly difficult, with supporters, former players and officials and members of staff having left us amid these most challenging of times.

“With light at the end of the tunnel for the COVID-19 era, our final game at Hillsborough against Nottingham Forest on Saturday 1 May will be preceded by a minute’s silence in memory of all those who have passed.

“The players will don black armbands to further mark the remembrance and the big screen will display the names of those close to the club no longer with us.

“Our sincere condolences go out to everyone who has lost loved ones this past year, and we thank you all for your support throughout these trying times.”

Any fans looking to send in the name of a loved one to be included in the memorial are advised to get in touch with the club via [email protected] before April 27th.

Wednesday have four games left of the 2020/21 season, starting with a visit from Blackburn Rovers tomorrow.

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