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Doncaster Rovers supporter makes Leicester pilgrimage for tragic fan Ray Dunning

The shirt laid over Ray Dunning's seat at Leicester City.

The shirt laid over Ray Dunning's seat at Leicester City.

A Doncaster Rovers supporter has travelled to Leicester to pay a poignant tribute to tragic fan Ray Dunning.

Rovers follower Tyler Elliott visited City’s King Power Stadium to place a Rovers shirt on the seat Mr Dunning was sitting in during the game in which he died.

Mr Dunning, 42, collapsed with a brain aneurysm towards the end of Rovers’ final game of the season against Leicester on May 3.

Paramedics battled frantically to save him and he was taken to hospital in Leicester but died later the same day.

A photo of the seat with the shirt draped across it has since been circulated on Facebook and Twitter.

Marsha Louise Richardson posted: “Wow. That bought a tear to my eye. Rip Ray.” while Karin Coulson added: “That’s fantastic I’m proud of our club LCFC and urs DRFC.”

Since Mr Dunning’s death, fans of both clubs have united in grief, with a Facebook group, the Leicester City and Doncaster Rovers Alliance attracting more than 1,200 members.

Floral tributes and scarves and shirts have also piled up at the Keepmoat Stadium and plans are being drawn up to organise a fundraising pre-season friendly between the two clubs.

The game saw Rovers relegated to League One while Leicester celebrated promotion to the Premiership.

 

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