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2014-04-19T14:31:00 Updated 2015-02-18T22:04:16

Hammers pay tribute to Dylan

West Ham United paid their respects to Dylan Tombides before the Barclays Premier League match against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

The 20-year-old lost his battle with testicular cancer on Friday, which led to an emotionally-charged afternoon at the Boleyn Ground. 

The Club announced before kick-off that the No38 shirt would be retired in Dylan's honour and then, during an moving minute's applause, his father Jim and brother Taylor carried out his shirt to lay it on the centre circle. Flags were also flown at half-mast around the stadium.

Jim and Taylor Tombides carry Dyaln's shirt to the centre circle before kick-off.

Hammers' fans also paid their own tributes by placing an array of cards, flowers and shirts, emblazoned with his name, on the gates leading into the Boleyn Ground.

The Claret and Blue army also partook in a rousing minute of applause with 38 minutes on the clock - the squad number which the Australian wore during his time with the Club.

The Boleyn Ground held a minutes applause for Tombides before kick-off.

A young fan carries the name of the 20-year-old on the back of his Hammers shirt.

There were a number of tributes placed outside the Boleyn Ground on Saturday.

A West Ham fan ties a Claret and Blue scarf to the gates in front of the stadium.

Champion charity fundraiser Jonjo Heuerman paid his respects to Tombides.

Hammers fans showed their respect in a number of ways on Saturday

 

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