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Walsall fan organises tribute for Barnsley fan who lost his life

Thursday May 12 2016


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A WALSALL supporter is organising a minute's applause in tribute to Barnsley fan Jake Storey who was tragically killed in a road accident.

Vinnie Tomes, who lives in West Melton but supports Walsall through family ties, worked with 21-year-old Jake at Capita. 

In tribute to his pal, Vinnie has spread the word amongst fans of both sides to hold a minute's applause for Jake in the 21st minute of the play-off match this Saturday.

Vinnie said: "I'm a local Walsall supporter and I knew Jake from work. He was a lovely lad and just wanted to do something to honour him. I've got the support from the travelling Walsall fans who are more than happy to join in the applause. 

"I just want as many people to join in as possible as his mum and sister have tickets for the game. They used to take him to games so I felt more determined to do it for them. I asked my wife to get in touch with a few of our friends from football and they were more than happy to join in."

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Reply Posted by Karen on Thursday May 12 2016 at 10:44
This is a lovely gesture RIP Jake. Bfc fan x

Reply Posted by Mum on Thursday May 12 2016 at 10:45
Thank you

Reply Posted by Beth on Thursday May 12 2016 at 11:43
I will be there, and will join in!! What a lovely friend you are Vinnie!
RIP Jake xx


Reply Posted by Mandy on Thursday May 12 2016 at 11:45
That's a lovely gestures R.I.P jake God bless and thoughts to your family taken too soon x

Reply Posted by Jill ireland on Thursday May 12 2016 at 11:56
What a lovely thing to do xx R I P JAKE XXX

Reply Posted by Alison on Thursday May 12 2016 at 13:01
I will be at the match on Saturday and will be more than willing to join in the applause for Jack rip jake xx

Reply Posted by Brent stables on Thursday May 12 2016 at 13:11
Kudos pal,we'll meant and we'll done

Reply Posted by denise bromley-taylor on Thursday May 12 2016 at 14:38
What a true gent xx

Rip Jake xx

Reply Posted by Beth on Thursday May 12 2016 at 14:46
Wow this is my younger brother vinniee we are all so proud of him and jake will be looking down on you and be so proud too love you vinniee xxxxxx

Reply Posted by Sam on Thursday May 12 2016 at 15:24
Well done young man

Reply Posted by Tom Durr on Thursday May 12 2016 at 15:53
Tremendous gesture .

Reply Posted by JO on Thursday May 12 2016 at 16:47
Would also be nice if Bfc could donate a scarf or something else for Jake's funeral on 20th.

Reply Posted by Philip Taylor on Thursday May 12 2016 at 20:12
R.i.P. will respect a tragic loss on 21 in the disabled stand.

Reply Posted by Glen on Friday May 13 2016 at 09:31
Walsall fan here, also living in beautiful Yorkshire. This is exactly what football should be about. Mutual respect and compassion. We'll all be watching on Saturday and Thursday and both teams will be desperate to get to Wembley, but we can still take a moment to unite and show respect to a tragic loss. RIP and good look Barnsley.

Reply Posted by Nick on Friday May 13 2016 at 14:15
Football fans unite. R. I. P. Jake saddlers fan.

Reply Posted by Rachel on Friday May 13 2016 at 22:53
Awww you are so sweet I see ur momma rises you right of course I will be joining u in the minute in floods of tears no doubt RIP Jake god bless x

Reply Posted by anne on Sunday May 15 2016 at 12:03
what a lovely gesture god bless

Reply Posted by Yvonne on Monday May 16 2016 at 15:22
How tragic bless him x

Reply Posted by Football fan on Monday May 16 2016 at 16:23
Nice touch vinnie

Reply Posted by Bob carter on Monday May 16 2016 at 17:14
A fantastic tribute for a fantastic lad.
Goodnight and god bless.
R.I.P Jake x