Thousands of football fans have united for Bradley Lowery’s funeral. Supporters lined the streets outside the church where the ceremony was held wearing their respective club’s football shirts.
The six-year-old Sunderland fan died last week following a lifelong battle with cancer. At 18 months old, Bradley was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
Despite having been in remission following initial treatment, Bradley relapsed last year and his parents were informed his illness was terminal.
The six-year-old went on to touch the hearts of millions as he became Sunderland’s mascot.
Bradley also struck up a close friendship with former Black Cats striker Jermain Defoe, who joined in with fans by sporting an England jersey. The 34-year-old returned from Bournemouth’s pre-season camp in Marbella to attend the funeral.
Newcastle fans put their fierce Sunderland rivalry aside as they wore home shirts with No.6 and Lowery on the back.
The funeral was held in County Durham on Friday morning after Bradley’s coffin was carried through Blackhall Colliery in a white, horse-drawn carriage.