WATCH: “This why the game belongs to fans” – Nottingham Forest ‘lifelong’ fan’s FINAL DREAM fulfills before losing eyesight, netizens shower praise

'Mull of Kintyre' has been Nottingham Forest's anthem, since their glory days when they were champions of Europe.


WATCH: “This why the game belongs to fans” – Nottingham Forest ‘lifelong’ fan’s FINAL DREAM fulfills before losing eyesight, netizens shower praise

Nottingham Forest invited a lifelong fan, 92-year-old Vera Hill to witness the match against West Ham. (Image via The Independent)

In a touching gesture, Premier League side Nottingham Forest invited a ‘lifelong’ club fan to the City ground, to witness the club’s match against West Ham. 92-year-old Vera Hill was invited to hear the club’s anthem, ‘Mull of Kintyre’, for the final time.

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The 92-year-old fan, who had been attending matches for decades, gave up her season ticket due to failing eyesight 15 years ago. As she approached the final few years of her life, she was surprisingly invited to the Nottingham stadium during their 2-0 win against West Ham in the Premier League. The club shared a video capturing the emotional reunion on their official social media platforms, sparking an outpouring of reactions from fans.

Vera Hill stood at the pitch-side, realizing her desire to hear Nottingham Forest’s anthem, ‘Mull of Kintyre,’ for the final time. Forest supporters joyfully sang along to the cherished club song, which has been a part of the club ever since its glory days in the late 1970s. Originally performed by Paul McCartney and Wings in late 1977, it was later adopted by the Forest faithful during the 1977-1978 season when they won the English First Division League for the first time.

The song became immensely popular following Nottingham Forest’s historic back-to-back European Cup victories in 1978-79 and 1979-80. Vera had the privilege of witnessing all these remarkable triumphs and was warmly invited to the club’s event as a heart-warming gesture.

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Twitter praises Nottingham Forest for inviting 92-year-old lifelong fan

Football fans and internet users lauded Nottingham Forest for extending an invitation to a 92-year-old lifelong supporter fan, who had lost her eyesight long back. Vera Hill was graciously received at the City Ground to grant her wish of listening to the club’s anthem one last time.

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Nottingham Forest registered a 2-0 win over West Ham United. (Image via Reuters)

Supporters reacted to the emotional video of the veteran fan at the stadium, that the club shared on social media. One supporter emotionally stated that football truly belongs to its fans. Several others admitted to shedding tears while watching the video. Social media users appreciated the club’s actions.

Here are some of the fans’ reactions:

Another fan humorously exclaimed that he cried in public, after watching the video and felt embarrassed. Another fan asserted that every club needs supporters like Vera, who offer unwavering support.

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