Ernest Wears was a very devoted Newcastle supporter until his recent death on Saturday September 3rd at the age of 75.
And it’s been revealed that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez sent a message to the family conveying sympathy on behalf of the manager and the whole Newcastle United team.
Ernie Wears – a devoted Newcastle fan all his life
Heres’ the letter that was sent by Rafa’s personal assistant Sue Banks.
Grandson Andrew Satterthwaite, 19 of Lemington, had this to say about the heartfelt gesture from Rafa:
“All present were touched by the gesture, he would’ve absolutely loved to have received such a gift.” “It was such a pleasant surprise to make a sad day that little bit better.”
“He followed Newcastle through thick and thin and even had us buy him a radio so he could follow Newcastle United in his final days.”
“We are all extremely grateful to NUFC, Rafa Benitez, Sue Banks and also the staff of Bradwell Crematorium.”
Ernie was diagnosed with cancer two years but kept supporting Newcastle through his final days.
Ernie was laid to rest in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
It’s very good to know that Newcastle United Football Club has a heart again.
Rest in peace Ernie Wears.