PIC: Irish football side pay wonderful tribute to terminally ill fan who watched game from sickbed 3 years ago

PIC: Irish football side pay wonderful tribute to terminally ill fan who watched game from sickbed

As Irish sporting rivalries go, Crusaders and Cliftonville is right up there with the most heated.

The two Belfast clubs are the best of enemies, and there is often trouble among players, as well as fans, when they clash in the Irish League.

However, their weekend game will not be remembered for the 1-0 win of the league leaders that sees them push even further ahead at the top of the table, and edge closer to yet another league title.

Instead, photographer Chris Scott captured a fantastic image after the game when the victorious Crusaders side paid tribute to an ill fan that was too sick to take his place in the stand with the rest of the supporters for the memorable win.

We’ve contacted the club to try and get some more information about the man in question, and the players requested to acknowledge him after the game. But in this case, the picture really tells you everything you need to know.