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14th Jul 2017

Football fans across Britain are wearing their team shirts in tribute to Bradley Lowery

Because cancer has no colours.

Rich Cooper

Bradley Lowery inspired the nation as he bravely fought a rare form of cancer.

The six-year-old touched the hearts of football fans and the wider public after he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at just eighteen months old.

An extraordinary outpouring of love and support for the Sunderland superfan saw more than £700,000 (approximately €795,000) raised to help Bradley fight his illness. Last Friday, Bradley’s family confirmed the sad news that he had passed away.

Today, Friday 14 July, is Bradley’s funeral. Crowds of mourners have been lining the streets as the cortege made its way to St Joseph’s Church.

Bradley’s story reached far beyond his hometown, however, and football fans across the country have been paying their respects to Bradley online. The hashtag #CancerHasNoColours began trending on Twitter, where fans have been sharing photos of themselves in their team kits as a tribute to Bradley.