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Football tribute planned for young A90 victim


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Football fans have pledged to applaud a north-east schoolboy at an upcoming match after he died following an accident on the A90.

 

Bobby Douglas was a fervent fan of Aberdeen FC, and could often be seen at Pittodrie cheering on his favourite team.

 

The 11-year-old was killed when he was run over by a van on the A90 near Newtonhill on Friday.

 

A group of Dons supporters clubs now plan to stand up and applaud in the 11th minute of the game against Hamilton Academical on December 6 in tribute the youngster.

 

A spokesman for Aberdeen FC said the football club would welcome the gesture.

 

He added: “As far as I understand the wee man was a big Aberdeen fan, so the club would obviously be very supportive of any move the fans put forward to pay tribute.”

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