Liam Cooper has tweeted his reaction to the heart-breaking news that Trevor Cherry has died after the club’s official account shared the announcement on social media.
The ex-England international joined Leeds United from Huddersfield Town in 1972, winning the First Division in 1974, and going on to make 486 appearances for the Peacocks. He also became player-manager at Bradford City, bringing the Third Division title to Valley Parade in 1985, and was in charge during the fire disaster that claimed the lives of 56 supporters.
Cherry starred in 27 games for England, wearing the captain’s armband once, and was a member of the 1980 European Championship side (BBC Sport). The defender was awarded the freedom of Leeds in 2019 in recognition of his heroics on the hallowed turf at Elland Road.
Loads of United fans took to Twitter after the current club captain posted a “lovely tribute” to the club legend, with one fan commenting “nice words – you wear the armband well.”
Scroll through the rest of the best replies down below…
Nice thoughts and a fitting send off from the Leeds Family Rest in Peace Trevor MOT for ever
— Black Wolf (@BlackWolvesAirs) April 30, 2020
Nice words – you wear the armband well.
— Arnie B (@arnie_booth) April 29, 2020
Fitting words, Coops 👍🏻 May another Leeds legend R.I.P 💙💛🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Alan Thompson 🇮🇪 (@thombo1987) April 29, 2020
Perfectly put again, Skip.
— Ted Atkinson 💙💛 (@tedatkinson) April 29, 2020
Nice words captain 💙💛
— JT1919💙💛 (@JohnmjtJt1919) April 29, 2020
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