Hundreds of Sheffield United fans gather with players to say goodbye to superfan Shred

The funeral of Sheffield United super fan David 'shred' Spencer'Playes and fans look on as the cortege arrives at Bramall Lane'Picture by Dean Atkins
The funeral of Sheffield United super fan David 'shred' Spencer'Playes and fans look on as the cortege arrives at Bramall Lane'Picture by Dean Atkins
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Hundreds of Sheffield United supporters along with players and coaching staff have gathered to say goodbye to one of the club’s most-loved supporters.

The funeral of David Shred’ Spencer took place this morning - with the cortege setting off from his spiritual home of Bramall Lane.

Mr Spencer, who was from Intake and arranged coaches to away games for many years, died last month, leading to a massive outpouring of tributes to him.

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough gathered, along with his players, chairman Kevin McCabe and supporters outside the ground to pay their respects to the loyal fan.

The cortege stayed at the ground for a short time and before making its way to City Road Cemetery for the funeral.

Following his death, Mr Clough said: “He was one of our most loyal yet unassuming supporters.

The funeral of Sheffield United super fan David 'Shred' Spencer arrives at City Road'Picture by Dean Atkins

The funeral of Sheffield United super fan David 'Shred' Spencer arrives at City Road'Picture by Dean Atkins

“He just supported the club through thick and thin. He went all over the country and the world supporting them.”

More than 1,100 people have signed a petition calling for the club to rename a stand at its stadium after Mr Spencer.

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