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Swansea City's players turned out in force on Wednesday at the funeral of a young fan, who died whilst watching the club play on television.

Swansea City send a specially-made club wreath to Scott Bryant's funeral
Swansea City send a specially-made club wreath to Scott Bryant's funeral

Photo: South Wales Evening Post

Scott Bryant, 22, passed away at his home as he watched the Swans play Manchester United on television earlier this year.

Scott, who had epilepsy, was found by his mother but paramedics were unable to save him.

"I did everything I could to bring him round, I was pumping his chest until the paramedics arrived," Scott's dad, Stephen Bryant, told the BBC.

"We are all heartbroken - he was such a nice lad. But we are taking comfort that he died doing what he lived for - watching Swansea City."

Swansea captain Ashley Williams got in touch with the family following Scott's death and led many of the club's first team players to Wednesday's service.

Chico Flores, Ben Davies, Àngel Rangel, Leon Britton, Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge, and Pablo Hernández were in attendance at Morriston Crematorium in Swansea.

The players received a warm round of applause from everyone at the service as they shuffled in bearing a specially designed wreath in honour of Scott.

Scott's mum, Julie Walters, told the South Wales Evening Post: "I want to thank Swansea City. They also sent a beautiful wreath.

"They have been wonderful through it all."

Before the service, a Swansea spokesperson said: "Everyone at Swansea City was devastated to hear about the loss of Scott.

"The club tries hard to maintain close links with its fans and the community as a whole.

"To lose a member of the Swansea City family like this is a tragedy, especially such a huge Swans fan as Scott and someone so young."

A regular at the Vetch and then at the Liberty Stadium, his mum described him as a healthy 22-year-old, and added that the results of his post mortem had proved inclusive.

Swansea players attend funeral of young fan who died watching them play on TV
Swansea players attend funeral of young fan who died watching them play on TV
Swansea players attend funeral of young fan who died watching them play on TV
Swansea players attend funeral of young fan who died watching them play on TV
Photos: South Wales Evening Post

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