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England fans pay tribute to Rob Burrow at St. James’ Park

Ahead of their side's friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina at St. James' Park on Monday, 3 June, England fans paid tribute to rugby league legend Rob Burrow.

Burrow recently passed away after a long battle with motor neurone disease and was loved by many across the world for his contributions to society.

England fans pay tribute to rugby league legend Rob Burrow

England fans pay tribute to rugby league legend Rob Burrow
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England fans applaud Rob Burrow at St. James' Park

Ahead of kick-off at the home of Newcastle United, England fans could be heard singing “There's only one Rob Burrow” while loudly applauding the ex- Leeds Rhinos star.

His image was also projected onto the various screens dotted around the stadium as many supporters took the opportunity to pay their respects.

It was a touching tribute to a man who truly deserves it.

Rob Burrow's family overwhelmed by love

The love Burrow has received in recent days has been monumental, leaving those closest to him feeling incredibly overwhelmed.

A statement released by his family read: “Rob has always been a true inspiration throughout his life whether that was on the rugby league field or during his battle with MND. He never allowed others to define what he could achieve and believed in his own ability to do more.

“The outpouring of love and support that Rob and the whole Burrow family have received over the last four and a half years meant so much to Rob.”

His former teammate at Leeds Rhinos, Kevin Sinfield, also echoed that sentiment, stating that “I wish he could have seen the outpouring of love.”

A long-term sufferer of motor neuron disease and a legend within rugby league and sport as a whole, Rob Burrow has left a major hole in the hearts of many across the world and will be remembered forever.


Harry Dowsett

Freelance football writer with experience writing for multiple digital platforms, such as GIVEMESPORT. Recently graduated from Portsmouth University with a media studies degree - completing a dissertation on the evolution of sports journalism in the process. He has a love for Arsenal Football Club and a passion for football as a whole.

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