Chelsea fans raise almost £10,000 for family of fan who tragically died aged just 33 after captain Cesar Azpilicueta dedicated 4-0 win over Crystal Palace to lifelong supporter
- Andrew Wood was aged just 33 when he sadly passed away on October 1
- A JustGiving page was set up following the lifelong Chelsea supporter’s death
- Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta paid tribute after the Crystal Palace game
Fans may not be able to congregate in stadiums but the football community is still clearly strong after Chelsea fans raised nearly £10,000 for the family of a fellow supporter following his death earlier this month.
A JustGiving page was set up following Andrew Wood’s death on October 1 aged just 33.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta also dedicated the club’s 4-0 victory against Crystal Palace last weekend to the lifelong supporter.
Andrew Wood, who passed away earlier this month, with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard
‘Such sad news. We’ve lost a true Blue. Sending love and strength to Woody’s family and friends.
‘Today’s win was for you Woody.’
Friends of Wood and fellow Chelsea supporters organised a social media tribute for the 33rd minute of the Palace game – replacing the traditional applause in the stadium.
Wood leaves behind his wife Hayley, and two sons Joe and Nicholas.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta paid tribute to Wood after they beat Crystal Palace
Chelsea legends Frank Lampard and John Terry also took to Instagram to pay their respects following the news.
The former England midfielder and defender simply wrote: ‘RIP Woody,’ followed by blue heart emojis.
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Chelsea boss Lampard was also among those to pay their respects following the news