Football will miss its greatest fan…!!!

    An year before, in September, Fans of Sunderland football team cheered for  a five year old boy, as he appeared as mascot for the team. Now the same fans are weeping and praying for his soul. He is Bradley Lowery. People affectionately called him ‘Brave Brad’. Of course, he was a brave kid. But his bravery could not help him win over his fight against death.
          The young Sunderland fan always maintained a close bond with the team’s former striker Jermaine Defoe and gained the attention of tons of people around the globe with his million dollar smile.
          Defoe’s relationship with Lowery has touched all of those within the beautiful game, with the pair inseparable at times as Defoe continues to support Lowery in his fight.
          This boy who has captured 

the hearts of Football fans everywhere had the honor of leading England out at Wembley prior to their win over Lithuania.
          His parents announced on July 7 that their boy had lost his fight with a rare and debilitating form of cancer.
          “My brave boy has gone with the angels today 07/07/17 at 13:35 in mammy and daddies arms surrounded by his family. He was our little superhero and put the biggest fight up but he was needed elsewhere. There are no words to describe how heartbroken we are. Thank you everyone for all your support and kind words. Sleep tight baby boy and fly high with them angels.” Bradley’s mother Gemma wrote on her Facebook wall on the sudden demise of her little son.
          Hailed from Blackhall Colliery near Hartlepool , Bradley battled cancer most

of his young life before he lost his fight on July 7.

          The six year Old’s life changed at the age of 18 months when he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. His family desperately raised money for treatment in the US but doctors delivered the heartbreaking news that the little boy’s cancer had become terminal.
          Bradley’s parents’ has announced that any money raised which did not go towards Bradley’s treatment will be put into the Bradley Lowery Foundation to support others going through the same situation.
          Soon after the news of his death had come out, Social media became flooded with blue  heart emojis to show support for Bradley and his family.
          Bradley’s favorite football club,

Sunderland AFC released an official statement, honoring the little boy as “an inspiration” who “captured the hearts and minds of everyone at our club”.
          “Our thoughts and prayers are with Bradley’s parents, Gemma and carl, his brother Kieran and their family and friends,” the Club said.
“We extend our love and support to them, now and always”.
          Brad’s favorite team also paid tribute to their little fan with a minute’s applause ahead of their friendly match against Bury on the day of Bradley’s death.
Not just Sunderland, the official account posted “Today the Football world lost one of its bravest fans. Rest in peace, Bradley Lowery”.
          His best friend Jermaine Defoe has also paid tribute to him. In a statement accompanied by a montage of pictures of the two , Defoe wrote : “Goodbye my friend, gonna miss you lots. I feel so blessed God brought you into my life and for some amazing moments with you. For that I’m so grateful. I’ll never forget the way you looked at me when I  met you for the first time , the genuine love

 in those cute eyes.Your courage and bravery will continue to inspire me for the rest of my life. You will never know what a difference you made to me as a person. God has you in his arms and I will always carry you in my heart. Sleep tight little one. My Best Friend.”
          Of course, for Jermaine Defoe, this is an irreplaceable lost. 
          FIFA was right; Bradley was Football’s bravest fan. He never gets worried about his disease.He faced everyone with his innocent smile. With his sudden demise,the Football world had lost that refreshing smile along with the greatest fan of Football.
         His smile and his incredible bravery in his fight against Neuroblastoma propelled the six year old into the hearts of the nation.
          Bradley Lowery was just 6 years old when he passed away. But in these six years he has achieved a title for which everyone would die, ‘the greatest fan of Football’. Rest in peace little boy. Your memories, that cute smile and your inspirational life will stay forever in the minds of everyone who loves Football.




















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