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Silkmen Pay Tribute To David Harrison

27 August 2019

Macclesfield Town were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of life-long supporter David Harrison, at the age of 69 recently.

David was a larger than life character who passionately followed the club and worked hard all his life in a number of roles until his retirement.

He was particularly well-known to the Scott family, after working for Umbro for a vast amount of years where he was a very popular member of the team.

Upon hearing of David's passing, Andy Scott stated -

"To say that I am heartbroken is an understatement.

"David was a truly lovely fella - my family and I loved him to bits".

Football meant everything to David and he supported Macclesfield Town for all his life. Without exception, David was always the first person to buy his season ticket when they were due for renewal and each match, he would purchase at least four programmes to send to some of his pen-pals who were scattered across the length and breadth of the country.

David could also regularly heard shouting "shut up Worth" from his seat - much to the amusement of those around him when Andy was on the PA.

Indeed, David's carer Carl Hawkins was an ever-present at home games and he recalled that whenever David would write any form of letter - whether it was to pen-pals or any organisation, he would always start it with -

"I am a supporter of Macclesfield Town and I used to work at Umbro."

Carl summed up his feelings for David by stating -

"I can't put into words what he meant to me.

"The great adventures we had together cannot be replicated and I am going to miss him so much."

David - you are a genuine Silkmen legend who will never be forgotten and your spirit will live on at the Moss Rose forevermore.

We would like to pass on our most sincere condolences to all of David's family and friends at this difficult time.

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