Newcastle fan Frankie Sherwood’s family are asking United to play the four-year-old’s favourite song at half-time to mark his legacy. Brave Frankie died on Monday morning after a fight against a deadly childhood cancer. The Dudley boy was just 18 months old when he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma and spent the majority of his life living with the cruel disease.
Like late Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery, United follower Frankie was loved by football supporters. The pair’s cancer battle, along with that of North Shields girl Hope Feeney, was summed up in the phrase “cancer has no colours”.
Frankie’s grandfather Michael Laidler told ChronicleLive the family would love to hear Oasis hit ‘Live Forever’ played at St James’ Park during half time on Sunday, when the Magpies take on Manchester United.
The anthem was Frankie’s favourite song.
There is also a campaign to encourage supporters to sing “There’s only one Frankie Sherwood” during the match.
ChronicleLive has contacted Newcastle United to ask if Frankie’s family’s request can be granted and it is understood the club is now planning to get in touch with them direct to discuss the possibility.
Earlier this week, the club paid tribute to the young fan.
A Newcastle United spokesperson said: “We are deeply saddened to have learned of the passing of young supporter Frankie Sherwood this morning.
“Frankie had battled neuroblastoma with immense bravery since 2015 and his courage inspired others.
“Our thoughts are with Frankie’s family at this very sad time.”
Source: Chronicle Live