Following the passing of lifelong Manchester City president Bernard Halford back in March, with tributes pouring in from every part of the club and beyond, Halford’s funeral was marked with a beautiful graveside gesture from the club – and supporters have flocked to praise the incredible move.
Halford, who served as club secretary for nearly 40 years from 1972/73, sadly passed away earlier this year due to health complications – with ‘Mr Manchester City’ going on to be remembered fondly by the community and the club as a whole.
A lifelong City supporter, Halford landed his dream role in the 1970s and worked tirelessly at taking the club he loves as far as possible – being a key instigator of Denis Law’s shock cross town move from Man United and the Earth-shattering deal for Robinho in 2008 – practically announcing City’s arrival on the world stage.
Given all of his achievements and his clear love for the Sky Blues, the club pulled out a phenomenal gesture at his funeral – bringing the domestic quadruple trophies plus the women’s team honours and laying them next to his graveside.
As a result of the incredible tribute, fans have praised the club over their appreciation for a legendary figure – here’s what they had to say.
what a fantastic gesture 💙
— Margaret Henshaw (@magrat07) December 4, 2019
Wow tears to my eyes ⚽️💙
— linzi jayne ramsden (@LinziPpa) December 4, 2019
What a wonderful tribute, to a lovely man 💙
— Lorraine Firth (@lozzafirth) December 4, 2019
Marvellous and liking the other Blue, resting just behind Bernard.
— Darren Hodkinson (@Iksotof) December 4, 2019
Class act. Bernard was a true gent and City through & through. #Respect
— Fiona Cameron💙🐝 (@CTID78fi) December 5, 2019
CTID and beyond
— sumo (@beerbellybiker) December 4, 2019
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