Police are investigating two Sheffield Wednesday fans who seemingly mocked the late football mascot Bradley Lowery during a match against Sunderland, his favorite team. The six-year-old Sunderland fan, who formed a close bond with striker Jermain Defoe while battling neuroblastoma, passed away in 2017, raising over £1 million for charity.
Police probing Sheffield Wednesday Supporters
The incident occurred at Hillsborough on Friday, with social media images showing the men laughing and one holding up a picture of Bradley. Sheffield Wednesday and South Yorkshire police have condemned the behavior and are working to identify the individuals.
Bradley’s mother, Gemma Lowery, thanked Sheffield Wednesday for their quick condemnation, emphasizing “CANCER HAS NO COLOURS.” Additionally, a football fan has been charged with a public order offense for making offensive comments about the Munich air disaster in a video circulating online after a match between Newcastle and Manchester City.