Swansea City v Leeds United – Minutes applause in the 29th minute for Chris as club pays tribute

Monday, 12 February 2024, 21:26
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All of the Swansea City family was saddened at the weekend to learn of the passing of one of their own in Chris Brown who passed peacefully in his sleep on Sunday morning.

Chris was one of the club’s biggest fans and known by many in and around the Swansea.com Stadium on matchday as well as on all aspects of social media where he shared many of his views with a wider audience than just those closest to him.

Tributes have come in far and wide since his passing and the club have asked supporters to join in with a minute’s applause in the 29th minute in memory of Chris – a moment that will mean so much to so many people.

Chris’ passing is also noted by key club personnel in the matchday programme with Chairman Andy Coleman saying Everyone at the club was saddened to hear the news that popular Swans fan Chris Brown passed away over the weekend.

“Chris was a much-loved member of the community and a keen follower of the club both home and away.

“I was blessed to have had multiple conversations with Chris. He was the first to come welcome me to the area at our opening fixture against Birmingham earlier and he was so kind to me. So genuine and so positive.

“I remember my youngest daughter saying after meeting Chris, “Daddy, people are so nice here.” That really stuck with me, and I will always be grateful to him for that.

“It reminded me that “Superheroes” come in many forms.

“I would like to pass our sincerest condolences to Chris’s family and friends at this sad time and we will remember him against Leeds with a minute’s applause in the 29th minute.”

Manager Luke Williams added “I also want to take a moment to pass on my sincerest condolences to the friends and family of devoted Swans fan Chris Brown, who has sadly passed away.

“Chris was a much-loved member of the Jack Army who followed our team home and away, and it is only right we remember him with a minute’s applause in the 29th minute of this fixture.”

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Alan Curtis

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Awful news that.

RIP Chris, you brought smiles to many people you met.

YJB.

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Roger Freestone

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I’m rarely lost for words but I’m speechless. 🥲

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Ivor Allchurch

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Awful news, lucky enough to have met him a couple of times.
Love and condolences to friends and family.
RIP YJB.

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Gutted only just heard, a legend, a tragic loss, was speaking to him last Sat, always tried to wind me up calling me a bluebird because I lived in Barry, RIP mate #YJB

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Roger Freestone

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A dyed in the wool jack was Chris, something should be done by the club on Tuesday night to recognise his passing.
RIP Chris YOU JACK BASTARD 🙏🖤

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Roger Freestone

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RIP Chris.
I never met him but saw a lot of posts and videos, obviously a massive Swans fan. Best wishes to all his family and friends.

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So sad to hear this.
He lived Swansea City and really cemented himself as one of the characters.

RIP Chris YJB

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Ivor Allchurch

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A real character and the Swansea fanbase now has a huge hole. RIP Chris #YJB

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Gobsmacked. Such a young age too! R.i.p.

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Been watching the Swans since the very late 1970s and running the Planet Swans website (in all its current and previous guises since the summer of 2001 As it stood JackArmy.net was right at the forefront of some of the activity against Tony Petty back in 2001, breaking many of the stories of the day as fans stood against the actions where the local media failed. Was involved with the Swans Supporters Trust from 2005, for the large part as Chairman before standing down in the summer of 2020.

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