VIDEO: Family of terminally ill fan 'moved to tears' as Sheffield Wednesday crowd applauds at Bristol game

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Sheffield Wednesday fans paid a moving tribute to a terminally ill Owl at today's game against Bristol City.

Fans at the match - which Wednesday won 2-0 - applauded for the entire 53rd minute after appeals on social media and The Star website from the family of terminally ill Graham Compton.

David Hirst meets terminally ill fan Graham Compton

David Hirst meets terminally ill fan Graham Compton

Graham, aged 53, from Jordanthorpe, has been given only weeks to live after being diagnosed with prostate cancer and an incurable brain tumour.

Graham's brother-in-law John Towers said: “It was absolutely fantastic. Both my wife and my sister were nearly in tears.

“I didn’t think it was going to come off at first because it was quite slow to start but when everybody noticed it on the new scoreboard the whole place erupted.

“I couldn’t have imagined it that big.

“It was a memorable day and a memorable game.

“Most of Graham’s family were in the ground, including his two sisters, myself, his brother and his other brother-in-law."

Mr Towers said he wanted to thank the club and all the fans for the special moment, as well as those who shared the appeal online.

He added: "I couldn’t be more thankful to Sheffield Wednesday and to all the fans who applauded, without them this wouldn’t be possible.

“I’m thankful to the fans and the club.

“It’s a memorable game. Obviously it’s the first time that this kind of message has been shared on the new scoreboard as well so I think everybody will remember it.

“I’m just ecstatic.

“I also want to thank my friend Darren who set up the Twitter campaign that started it all off.

“And I want to thank The Star for all the coverage.

“I have had some messages from Sheffield United fans and even Leeds United fans as well, which shows it’s not about rivalries, it’s about human beings looking after each other.”