WATCH: Portsmouth fans pay heartfelt tribute to '˜Pompey Pirate'

A minute-long applause filled Fratton Park this afternoon in tribute to a popular fan who passed away.

Saturday, 20th October 2018, 5:04 pm
Updated Saturday, 20th October 2018, 6:15 pm
A minute-long applause was held in the 58th minute

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.

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A minute-long applause was held in the 58th minute

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.'