Vile football fans laugh as they taunt Sunderland supporters with tragic Bradley Lowery pic – as cops launch probe | The Sun09/30/2023
SHEFFIELD Wednesday has slammed fans for vile Bradley Lowery taunts at last night's game against Sunderland.
Shocking photos have surfaced of two men laughing as one holds up a photo of the youngster, who tragically died of cancer in 2017.
The club today said it was probing the incident, and apologised to Sunderland fans and Bradley's loved ones.
The six-year-old Sunderland lover struck up a close bond with Jermain Defoe while the England international played for the club.
The youngster captured the hearts of Brits on and off the field, as he had battled cancer most of his short life before losing the fight six years ago.
The photos circulating of the men online have today been slammed by dozens, calling for the vile pair to be banned from matches.
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In response, Sheffield Wednesday said it was looking into the "outrageous and utterly deplorable behaviour".
The club said on social media: "We are aware of the images circulating and have launched an immediate investigation together with South Yorkshire Police.
"We roundly condemn this outrageous and utterly deplorable behaviour.
"We can only apologise for the undoubted distress caused to Bradley’s family and friends."
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The Sun has approached South Yorkshire Police for comment.
Young Bradley was a regular Sunderland mascot, holding the hand of his idol Defoe.
In June 2017, he penned an emotional tribute to his “best pal” Bradley – saying his favourite part of playing for Sunderland was walking onto the pitch with the brave youngster.
Defoe said he was heartbroken when he discovered the brave child could only have weeks to live.
In the wake of Bradley's death social media became flooded with messages filled with blue heart emojis in a show of support for him.
The Bradley Lowery Foundation was also set up to support other families going though a similar ordeal.
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