Burnley fans showed their class today when they gave Bournemouth’s Harry Arter a round of applause, a year after the loss of his daughter.
In the eighth minute – in light of Arter’s shirt number – fans around Turf Moor clapped the Irish midfielder on the anniversary of the stillbirth of his daughter Renee.
Burnley fans joining in minute's applause on 8 mins for AFCB's Harry Arter, playing a year since stillbirth of daughter Renee.— Chris Boden (@bodenknights) December 10, 2016
The fans even gave the 26-year-old a cheer before kick-off as his name was read out on the teamsheet.
At Burnley. Harry Arter given a warm reception from home fans when name's read out.— Jack Gaughan (@Jack_Gaughan) December 10, 2016
And Arter showed his appreciation for the touching tribute too.
Arter goes over to take a corner and applauds the Burnley fans. Great to see. #BURBOU— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) December 10, 2016
The kindness from the fans didn’t go unnoticed by fans, and nor did another tribute for Ray Batchelor – a Watford fan who died this week.
Who ever said football wasn’t a gentleman’s sport?