A wonderful tribute to a dying sports fan (video)

A really touching video that starts awfully slow, but then picks up around the 3:30 mark.

From what I can glean from YouTube, Marck Bakker, aka Red Mark, was treated to a tribute at a soccer game in the Netherlands. Mark was terminally ill, and died three days after the tribute.

It’s a neat video. Mark chokes up when they unfurl a huge banner in his likeness, then he goes to meet the team and the fans give him a standing ovation.

Marck died three days later on June 29.

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4 Responses to “A wonderful tribute to a dying sports fan (video)”

  1. Steve Collins says:

    It is always pleasing to see sports veteran to be back on the field and especially when they are treated in a special way like this one. RIP Marck.
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  2. BillFromDover says:

    We’re too busy chasing the next dollar.

  3. cole3244 says:

    very nice, compassion is expressed to little especially to those not within ones own peer group, empathy for all should be the goal for everyone.

  4. Thom Allen says:

    People can do wonderful and amazing things for others at times like this. When death is imminent, after a disaster, in an emergency, after a mass shooting. It’s a shame that they (we) find it so difficult to be like this in just our day to day lives.

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