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Swansea City and Brentford fans unite in mark of respect at Wembley for fan Mitchell Powell

Swansea City and Brentford fans united in a mark of respect for a Swans fan who passed away earlier this year.

Mitchell Powell was 26 when he died in February during double heart valve replacement surgery.

He was an avid supporter of the Swans and did a great deal of charity and fundraising work.

His death sent a whole city into mourning, and after his tragic passing, tributes poured in for the young dad, with Swansea dedicating their win over Norwich City to Mitchell, and former Swans striker Oli McBurnie making the generous offer of paying for his funeral.

“I’d like to dedicate the result to Mitchell Powell,” said Swans head coach Steve Cooper said back in February.

“Unfortunately, we lost one of the Jack Army in awful, tragic circumstances.

“As a football club, our heart goes out to the family. We wish them well.

“If there’s anything we can do for them, then we’ll do our best for them. That’s at the forefront of the club’s mind.

“I’m really pleased on that front that we won the game.”

Swansea City have missed out on a place in the Premier League after defeat to Brentford. But we’ll still have all the reaction from Wembley for you.

  • SUNDAY – all the big-match fallout and analysis in Wales on Sunday. Get that here.
  • MONDAY – another eight-page Evening Post special on all the drama and what happens next for Swansea City. Click here to get it.

In the 24th minute of the Championship play-off final between the Swans and Bees at Wembley, supporters from both clubs applauded in Mitchell’s name.

Hundreds of people lined the streets in March to pay the ultimate sign of respect to the beloved young dad, charity champion and football fanatic in emotional scenes.

You can follow Swans v Brentford in our live blog here.

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