Peterborough tweet appreciation for 'touch of class' shown by Portsmouth trio and travelling Fratton faithful

Peterborough United have paid tribute to Pompey trio John Marquis, Ben Close and Ronan Curtis following the ‘touch of class’ they showed towards the family of Will Whitney before Saturday’s game at London Road.
Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

A pre-match minute's applause was held for groundsman Mr Whitney, 21, who died in a crash involving a lorry in February and scout Stuart Gray, who recently died of cancer.

The Posh also thanked those among the travelling Fratton faithful who offered their condolences to the bereaved family members in attendance.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Members of the Whitney family were in present on the pitch to witness the moving tribute.

And as they made their way off to take their seats in the stand, they were met by the sympathetic Blues trio who went out of their way to offer their condolences.

They were acts of compassion that were appreciated by the Whitney family and Peterborough United, who thanked the players and supporters for their actions.

A tweet from the Posh’s official Twitter page read: ‘A touch of class from @JohnMarquis09, @Ben8Close, @RonanCurtis1 and the @Pompey supporters who offered their condolences to the family of Will Whitney on Saturday.’

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Pompey themselves then tweeted: ‘Everyone at the club would like to send their thoughts and condolences to Will's friends and family’.

The Blues lost the game 2-0 following goals from Dan Butler and Ivan Toney.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.