It was great to see the two sets of fans yesterday come together for an emotional tribute to Gary Speed after 11 minutes of the game at Elland Road.
Gary had played for both United’s in his great career and the players wore Gary Speed T-shirts before the game in honor of the midfielder who died on November 27th, 2011.
Alan Shearer was a big friend of Gary’s and their families used to spend their summer holidays together.
Both teams warmed up in Gary Speed T-shirts
Alan thought the way things went yesterday was just great for his pal.
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) November 20, 2016
There’s something very special about fans when they forget their differences and rivalries and come together to honor a great man.
Gary Speed when he played for Newcastle
Credit goes to both sets of fans yesterday – it was a moving tribute to Gary with his family in attendance.
We’ll be doing the same thing when we visit Ipswich Town next year and honor Sir Bobby Robson, who was manager when Gary played for Newcastle.