Bristol City will come together this afternoon to pay tribute to one of their fans and his three colleagues who died this week.
When the Robins walk out onto the pitch this afternoon in their game against Birmingham City they will be wearing black armbands paying tribute to those who died in the Avonmouth explosion this week.
Luke Wheaton, 16, was a season ticket holder at the club. He died in Thursday’s incident along with Michael James, Brian Vickery and Raymond White.
In a tweet the club said “the Bristol City family are with you”.
In a pre-match report on the club’s website, Bristol City said: “Today the players will wear black armbands in memory of 16-year-old Robins Season Card holder Luke Wheaton and the other victims of the Avonmouth tragedy, Michael James, Brian Vickery and Raymond White.”
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The tweet said: “We will wear black armbands today in memory of 16-year-old Robins season card holder Luke Wheaton and the other victims of the Avonmouth tragedy, Michael James, Brian Vickery and Raymond White.
“The #BristolCity family are with you.”
Earlier today it was announced that St Brendan’s RFC will hold a minute’s silence at the club tomorrow (Sunday, December 6), when under-14s and under-15s teams are set to play.
The North Somerset and Bristol rugby community has been left heartbroken by the tragedy.
The club, among the many which have taken to social media to offer condolences, said: “We are so sorry to hear the news about Luke. Your friends at St Brendan’s are with you through this and our sincerest thoughts are with Luke’s family. We will be holding a minute’s silence at the club this Sunday in respect.”