Luton Town pay tribute to their captain Tom Lockyer with STATEMENT victory over Newcastle United

Fans display banners of support and wish Tom Lockyer a speedy recovery.


Luton Town pay tribute to their captain Tom Lockyer with STATEMENT victory over Newcastle United

Luton Town Fans hurl banner for Tom Lockyer. (Source: PA Wire)

Things took an emotional turn at Kenilworth Road as Luton Town secured a crucial win over Newcastle United. This loss marks the third in four games for the Magpies. In Luton Town’s last match against Bournemouth, their captain, Tom Lockyer collapsed suddenly due to a Cardiac Arrest.

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However, the home team’s medical staff became the day’s real heroes, reaching for his aid in no time. Lockyer was discharged on Thursday after getting an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) device put in his chest.

As Lockyer recovered at home, the Luton boss had urged his team to win for their captain, and so they did. Andros Townsend scored his first goal for the club, then paid a beautiful tribute to the player by raising his jersey.

Bothe the teams, Luton Town and Newcastle, and their fans displayed banners of support and applause before kick-off, a beautiful uniting moment in football. Lockyer now faces uncertainty in his career due to medical reasons, which have also sabotaged Sergio Aguero‘s career lately. Witnessing Luton Town’s new run of form in dedication to their leader will be wholesome.

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Newcastle United fans share a beautiful message for Tom Lockyer

The visiting fans at Kenilworth Road showcased their class by displaying a massive support banner for the opposition’s captain. As Luton Town played their first game since Tom Lockyer‘s cardiac arrest, it was meant to be an emotional game for the entire club.

Newcastle United's Fans' Banner for Tom Lockyer
Newcastle United’s Fans’ Banner for Tom Lockyer. (Source: EuroFoot)

The Magpies displayed ‘Get Well Soon Tom. NUFC.’ on a banner from the away end and also applauded during the fourth minute of the game, observing their support for the player. Another emotional highlight occurred in the 25th minute when Andros Townsend sprinted to the touchline, scoring to give Luton the lead.

He was handed a jersey bearing the inscription ‘Lockyer No. 4’ on the back, raising it symbolically into the air. The football community continues to rally around Lockyer, expressing well-wishes and support for his recovery as the captain faces uncertainty regarding his future in the sport.

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