In tribute: World of sport pays its respects to Bradley Lowery
The six-year-old Sunderland fan died today after a brave battle with a rare form of cancer.
Bradley Lowery, who touched the hearts of millions across the country during his battle with neuroblastoma, has died.
Sports fans in particular were moved by Bradley’s story and the six-year-old struck up a strong relationship with England striker Jermain Defoe.
Here are some of the tributes pouring in from the football family and wider community:
My brave boy has went with the angels today 07/07/17 at 13:35, in mammy and daddies arms surrounded by his... https://t.co/AowNwemgh3— Bradley Lowery (@Bradleysfight) July 7, 2017
There's only one Bradley Lowery. pic.twitter.com/dzW6mB9lAN— England (@England) July 7, 2017
Thinking of you champ! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/a0n8gS0SZ5— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) July 7, 2017
Your bravery and strength was a true inspiration to us all. Rest in peace, Bradley. pic.twitter.com/Y2tZDXvB3T— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 7, 2017
Terribly sad to hear that little Bradley Lowery has passed away. A warrior and an inspiration to the end. RIP Bradley.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 7, 2017
goodnight GODBLESS Bradley https://t.co/N0hEdCprDU— Peter Reid (@reid6peter) July 7, 2017
RIP Bradley. The thoughts of MFC are with you all. https://t.co/r4PQwYjAD5— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) July 7, 2017
Rest in peace, Bradley.— Manchester City (@ManCity) July 7, 2017
You were an inspiration to us all https://t.co/hhGr3D0Jk2
You inspired us all with your bravery. Rest in peace, Bradley Lowery. pic.twitter.com/KOkoQlSZd3— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) July 7, 2017
RIP Bradley. An inspirational boy – we’re all thinking of you here at Manchester United.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 7, 2017
All at Chelsea are deeply saddened to learn of Bradley Lowery's passing. He touched all of us with his bravery and winning smile. pic.twitter.com/aZneoHlFBf— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 7, 2017
Bradley was an inspiration to everyone. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. May he rest in peace.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 7, 2017
God bless you, you've done a magnificent job through the plight of your brave boy to bring awareness to this disease. May he rest in peace.X— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) July 7, 2017
Everyone at Leeds United sends their condolences to the family of Bradley Lowery.— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 7, 2017
Rest in peace Bradley, you won't be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/aBl6ceXQC8
Bradley packed so much into his short life. My thoughts are with his family & friends on this very sad day. RIP Bradley Lowery pic.twitter.com/1iXqApMie8— Julie Elliott MP (@JulieElliottMP) July 7, 2017
So sorry that little @Bradleysfight has passed away. An inspirational life cut way too short. Thoughts with his amazing family & friends RIP— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) July 7, 2017
Heartbreaking to hear that Bradley Lowery has died. I'll never forget images of Defoe & Bradley when he was Sunderland and England's mascot.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) July 7, 2017