VIDEO: Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United fans in silent tribute to the fallen

Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United supporters came together and joined football fans across the UK in paying their respects to those who died at war and to mark the 100th anniversary of the Great War.

Lone bugler John Harrison led the 26,986 in attendance at Hillsborough in an impeccably observed minute’s silence.

A minute's silence at Hillsborough

A minute's silence at Hillsborough

Before the South Yorkshire derby, which finished 0-0, Sheffield Sea Cadets and children from the region wearing t-shirts featuring a poppy, stood in the centre circle as part of the tributes.

Sheffield Wednesday’s matchday programme for the game had a poignant poppy emblazoned on the cover, and inside were printed the names of those who at some stage represented the club and fought in World War I.

After the game Owls manager Stuart Gray paid tribute to the supporters.

“I thought the respect that both sets of fans showed during the minute’s silence was absolutely fantastic,” said Gray. “Both Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday fans deserve a lot of credit.”


MATCH REPORT: Sheffield Wednesday 0 Rotherham United 0

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