Sheffield Wednesday crowd set to sing for dying fan

Johnny Eales
Johnny Eales

Fans are set to roar into song today for a dying fan at Sheffield Wednesday’s game after a heartfelt appeal backed by The Star went viral.

Chris Eales posted online asking Wednesdayites to sing for his dad Johnny Eales at the game at Hillsborough against Charlton today for the wheelchair-bound lifelong fan.

The club is set to flash a message on the scoreboard to get fans singing for Johnny Eales in the 12th minute.

The Star asked Twitter and Facebook users to make this happen by sharing the hashtag #onejohnnyeales, though many have also been using #onejonnyeales

Now The Star is calling on those at the game to send in photos and videos of the crowd sining for Johnny Eales in the 12th minute - send them in via Facebook and Twitter and we will share some of the best.

Chris Eales posted on Facebook: “After suffering some serious health problems two years ago, my dad lost his ability to work and has since rapidly deteriorated to the point of now having almost zero mobility.

“His heart condition requires him to completely rest, but resting is only compounding his other health problems.

“He has multiple conditions, and one condition makes him too ill to survive the surgery that could help another condition.

“He has lost all hope of recovery. From talking to the doctors just last week, we do not expect my dad to be here for next season.

“Just getting dressed on Monday to come to the game he will feel like he has run a marathon, but he will be at his favourite place in the world on Monday afternoon.

“Hearing his name sung by the Wednesday faithful I know will give him the inspiration to fight on, and I hope it will restore the pride he has recently lost in himself.”

* If you go to the game, send in photos and video to, tweet @Sheffieldstar or email