Funeral of Doncaster Rovers fan, 28, to take place today

The funeral of a Doncaster Rovers fan who lost his fight to cancer weeks after leading out his beloved club for a match will take place today.

Thursday, 20th September 2018, 10:24 am
Updated Thursday, 20th September 2018, 09:27 am
Scott Richardson with his son Harry.

Lifelong Doncaster Rovers fan Scott Richardson, 28, died after an 18 month battle with incurable bower cancer.

His death came just a few weeks after he led Rovers out for a pre-season friendly against Sheffield United at the Keepmoat Stadium.

His funeral will take place at Rose Hill Crematorium from 10am followed by food and drinks in the Belle Vue suite at the Keepmoat Stadium with supporters welcome to attend to pay their respects.

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Earlier this year, Scott led out Rovers' for a pre-season friendly after being told he only had weeks to live.

Fans showed their support for Scott with a chant of '˜there's only one Scott Richo' during the 28th minute of the game.

A bucket collection was also held at the match to raise funds for his partner Kirsten and young son Harry.

The dad of one was diagnosed with cancer in January 2017 and underwent a series of chemotherapy sessions but was told earlier this year that his battle against cancer was '˜no longer feasible.'

His death is the latest tragedy to hit the club over the last few weeks.

Fellow well-known lifelong supporters Nidge Roe and Jake 'Pieman' Power have also passed away in recent weeks and have been the subject of tributes and memorials by both Rovers supporters and the club.