Valencia honour blind fan with statue at Mestalla Stadium Read

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Spain: Nice gesture

Spanish football club Valencia have paid tribute to a long-time supporter who, despite going blind, renewed his season ticket until the day he died.

Vicente Aparicio lost his sight at age 54 due to a detached retina, but he never lost his passion for football and turned up for every game at the Mestalla Stadium to soak in the atmosphere.

He died in 2017.

Now, a bronze statue of Aparicio sits on seat 164 on row 15, said the club in a statement on their website. It was where he sat at every home game

Source: CNA