A minute-long applause filled Fratton Park this afternoon in tribute to a popular fan who passed away.
Well-known support Craig Bryden – known as Pompey pirate for his swashbuckling attire – died on Wednesday after a long battle with inoperable lung cancer.
An applause was held in the 58th minute of Pompey’s home game against Fleetwood today – the age at which Craig passed away – in tribute.
Craig often attended matches at Fratton Park in his pirate outfit to cheer on the Blues.
A picture of Craig with members of the Pompey squad was also shown on the stadium’s big screen.
Colin Farmery, from the club, previously told The News: ‘He was a special character. His courage and fortitude was inspirational. He was a lovely guy and I had a huge amount of time for him.
‘His spirit was something you couldn’t crush and fans really respected that about him.’