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West Ham fans hold round of applause at home game in memory of Hornchurch man

PUBLISHED: 10:57 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:07 20 March 2017

A round of applause was held at the West Ham game this weekend in memory of Danny Brown, 25. Picture: Grant Mills

A round of applause was held at the West Ham game this weekend in memory of Danny Brown, 25. Picture: Grant Mills

Grant Mills

Thousands of football fans took a moment before the match to give a round of applause to a 25-year-old life-long West Ham fan who died in his sleep.

Friends and family of Danny Brown, of Hornchurch, led a social media campaign, asking for fans to take part in a one minute applause in the 25th minute of the game to honour his memory.

It was confirmed by the club prior to the match between West Ham and Leicester that a picture of Danny was going to be shown on the big screen at the start of the game which prompted fans to clap and hold up custom-made “Danny 25” football shirts.

To the delight of Danny’s loved ones, a round of applause was also held in the 25th minute, spurred on by their campaign.

Danny, a West Ham season ticket holder, went to around 200 games with close friend Grant Mills since they were teenagers.

Danny Brown. Picture: Steve BrownDanny Brown. Picture: Steve Brown

He said: “We were all overwhelmed by the sheer thousands of people that joined in the applause in the 25th minute, especially considering the club were unable to display a photo during the game.

“Shares on social media and the support of the Romford Recorder meant the story reached thousands of West Ham fans who all pulled together on the day to give Danny the send off he deserves.

“Friends and family of Danny will always remember the day.”

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