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West Ham United: Many fans remember Dylan Tombides’ debut for the club

West Ham United: Many fans remember Dylan Tombides’ debut for the club

Tuesday marked seven years since Dylan Tombides made his West Ham United debut against Wigan Athletic.

The game was lost 4-1 as the Hammers went crashing out of the League Cup, but that isn’t what matters about that day.

Tombides had been fighting testicular cancer, with the effects of the chemotherapy clear to see, but still managed to get himself onto the pitch with what was an inspiring showing of determination and resilience.

West Ham have published tributes to him across their official channels:

This occasion came less than two years before Tombides lost his life at the age of 20 and cemented his place in the West Ham history books.

He is still remembered now, through the DT38 Foundation, while there is also an award named after him at the West Ham end of season awards.

Tombides is still in the mind of Hammers fans, with many taking their chance to recognise him and the moment he got onto the pitch at Upton Park.

A selection of Twitter reaction to the anniversary, including tweets from West Ham fans paying their respects, can be seen below:

West Ham fans, how special was it to see Tombides out on the pitch? Join the discussion by commenting below…

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