Leeds United Set To Pay Tribute To Incredible 64-Year-Long Season Ticket Holder
Leeds United will hold a fitting tribute for one of their longest supporters after news that she passed away.
Edna Newton has been a season ticket holder at the club for 64 years, with the first match she watched at The Whites coming back in the 1930s.
The club plans to hold a tribute during their match with Nottingham Forest today, holding a minute-long applause in the 64th minute of the match.
The Leeds supporter passed away at the age of 94.
#LUFC sadly learned of the passing of our oldest and longest standing supporter, Edna Newton, this week- Leeds United (@LUFC) 26 October 2018
After holding a season ticket for 64 consecutive years, her first game being in the 1930s, the club will hold a minute's applause on the 64th minute of tomorrow's game pic.twitter.com/7qx6rqZIrc
Colin Newton, who is her nephew, told the Yorkshire Evening Post that was the "stalwart of the family and the whole community."
He added: "She'll do anything for anyone. We've all grown up thinking of Leeds United almost as part of the family."
After 14 matches, Leeds are at the top of the EFL Championship and are level on points with second-placed Middlesbrough and third-placed Sheffield United.
Rest in Peace Edna :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:- Ian Wright (@IanWright0) 26 October 2018
I know our fans don't see eye to eye at the best of times, but at times like this, rivalries become insignificant.- Lee Inchley (@little_inch) 26 October 2018
R.I.P Edna, from a Manchester United season ticket holder
How lovely to see comments from Fans of different Clubs on here.- We Play All The Way For Leeds United (@RyanLUFC92) 26 October 2018
What Football is all about, yes we can mock one another and have banter but we all love the Game and it's Fans like Edna that make this Sport we love so great.
She's got the best seat in the house now
Very sad news. On behalf of everyone at Brentford FC, our condolences to Edna's family and friends. RIP Edna.- mark devlin (@markdevlin7) 26 October 2018
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