Worksop: Tributes paid after death of loyal Tigers fan

Len Hudson, who was known as Lenny, supported Worksop Town for over 50 years
Len Hudson, who was known as Lenny, supported Worksop Town for over 50 years
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Tributes have been paid a to a lifelong Worksop Town fan who died after suffering a suspected heart attack at a game.

Len Hudson, 74, was taken to hospital after collapsing near the end of the Tigers home league game against Barwell on 2nd November, but died shortly afterwards.

His family described him as a “devoted uncle and a perfect gentleman.”

And his niece Sandra Redhead revealed that Worksop Town was in his blood from the word go.

“He lived in Worksop all his life and he was a Tigers supporter for over 50 years,” she said.

“I believe it was his dad Albert who got him into it as Len used to go to games with him when he was a boy.”

“He hardly missed a game until his wife Jean became ill and he stopped going so regularly as he was looking after her.”

“When she died in 2007, we all persuaded him as a family to start going to Worksop games again regularly as we knew it would be good for him to be with friends at the football again.”

A minute’s silence was held in Len’s memory before Worksop’s game against Stamford last weekend.

In a statement, the club said: “Worksop Town FC was greatly saddened to hear of the death of Mr Len Hudson.”

“He was known as Lenny by many of the Tigers’ fans and had been supporting Worksop Town for well over 50 years.”

“He was a familiar face on the terraces, well known and much liked by all who knew him.”

“He shall be greatly missed and all at Worksop Town send their heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”