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Football fans unite with No.6 tributes to Bradley Lowery as beloved cancer victim is laid to rest

Date Posted,July 13, 2017

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.

Thousands of fans turn out for Bradley Lowery (Image: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Jermain Defoe weeps over his lost friend (Image: Getty Images Europe)
Fans united by wearing football shirts (Image: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Newcastle fans put their rivalry with Sunderland to one side (Image: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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.

Tributes were placed outside the Stadium of Light (Image: REUTERS)
Bradley Lowery touched the hearts of thousands (Image: REUTERS)
The street is lined awaiting the procession for Lowery (Image: Evening Gazette)
A sad day for football fans (Image: PA)

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.

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