Yesterday, Leeds beat Hull City 1-0 in the Championship thanks to a stunner from Tyler Roberts. however, for Liam Cooper, the result wasn’t the most important thing on the night. The Whites’ club captain was seen holding up a Leeds shirt with the words ‘Stay Strong Toby’ printed on the back, in support of 5-year-old Toby Nye, a Leeds fans suffering from Neuroblastoma.
— Liam Cooper (@LiamCooper__) October 2, 2018
To see their club captain standing up to support a young child with cancer was a warming sight for the Whites who will be proud to support such a classy club. Liam Cooper has turned his form around this season after coming under fire for a lot of last season. The fans will be desperate to gain promotion this year and for Cooper, it will be a brilliant touch if he can dedicate promotion to Toby, who loves Leeds United.
Most football fans will be well aware of neuroblastoma as a result of six-year-old Bradley Lowery, the young Sunderland fan who passed away in summer 2017 after a long battle with cancer. It’s always a horrible thing to see a child fighting such an awful illness but the support that both Sunderland and Leeds have shown to the young supporters suffering has been superb and it’s a testament to the clubs the lengths they go to support the fans.
You can see what the Whites made of Cooper’s gesture here:
— Lee Maspero (@Leemo_LUFC) 3 October 2018
Top man Liam lovely gesture we're all rooting for young Toby MOT.
— Roger Cartwright (@rogercart57) October 2, 2018
— Tommo (@nigelt71) 2 October 2018
I’ve given you some proper stick in the past and I still believe it was justified with some of your performances. However this season you’ve been absolutely brilliant and the stuff you do for young Toby is first class. Well done Liam
— Pete (@Pete32639800) 3 October 2018
Top man great gesture well done!
— arnie booth FBPE (@arnie_booth) October 3, 2018
Fitting tribute Coop’s at the end for the little fighter. #ALAW
— Lee (@SouthstandLee) 2 October 2018
Top man skip nice gesture! Super tonight #MOT
— Ronan Farrelly (@RonanFarrelly17) October 2, 2018
— Keith Allan (@ke1thallan) October 2, 2018
The Whites loved seeing Cooper#s tribute to Toby after the Hull clash and they’ll be desperate to see the young man recover from his horrible illness as soon as possible.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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