Going in Style

The author puts his hand up to say that this story may in fact be written with a little bias, as he praises the football club he supports Swindon Town. No we are not going to applaud them on their outstanding season so far, or the inspired if not somewhat risky appointment of Paolo di Canio, but for something much closer to the fans.

Regretably one loyal fan passed away this week at the age of only 54. HIs name was Digby Embling and he was a season ticket holder and had supported Swindon Town all of his life.

On hearing of his passing the players all signed a shirt and gave it to his family so that Mr Embling could to leave this world wearing the clubs colours.

Often sporting teams get bad press for their treatment of their fans, but here is an example of a simple gesture touching the hearts of many, and even more who did not even know Mr Embling, but shared a passion for the club he supported.

May he rest in Peace, but hopefully still be able to enjoy promotion and the trip to Wembley from the best seat in the house!

Going in Style
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2 thoughts on “Going in Style

  • March 6, 2012 at 5:26 pm
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    When at Town, we buried a supporter’s ashes in a container in a hole in the goal. Not allowed to place ashes on the field of play under health and safety rules, but in the goal under the net is ok. Got the club chaplain to come and conduct a service. Family loved it. It doesn;t cost much the lok after your supporters.

  • February 24, 2012 at 11:32 pm
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    If this was Perth Glory they would have given last year’s shirt, and would no doubt have charged for it too.

    Well done Swindon Town a very classy gesture!

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