Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez leads tributes after death of Chell Heath fan
The grieving family of a 75-year-old Newcastle United fan have spoken of their gratitude - after receiving a letter from Toon boss Rafa Benitez on the day of their loved-one's funeral.
A family friend wrote to the club to report the death of lifelong Toon fan Ernest Wears after he lost his fight against prostate cancer.
Ernie moved to Stoke-on-Trent from his native North East to work in North Staffordshire's mines in 1966 - and he and wife, Ellen, remained in the Potteries.
But Ernie, of Chell Heath, retained the love for his favourite football team.
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