Sport Defoe returns for Bradley's funeral

19:06  13 july  2017
19:06  13 july  2017 Source:

Sleep tight little one – Jermain Defoe in emotional tribute to 'best friend' Bradley Lowery

  Sleep tight little one – Jermain Defoe in emotional tribute to 'best friend' Bradley Lowery After the death of Bradley Lowery, Jermain Defoe - the young Sunderland fan's favourite player - has made a touching tribute.Jermain Defoe has posted an emotional tribute to young Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery, who died following a battle with cancer on Friday.

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Jermain Defoe has left Bournemouth's pre-season training camp in Spain to travel back to England and attend the funeral of young Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery on Friday.

During his time at Sunderland, the England striker struck up a close friendship with Bradley, who died on July 7 from a rare form of cancer aged just six-years-old.

The funeral will take place at St Joseph's Church in Blackhall Colliery, County Durham - with the memorial service also set to be played on loud speakers outside. The family will then be having a private ceremony at a crematorium.

Bournemouth posted a message on the club's official Twitter feed which read: "@IAmJermainDefoe has today departed our pre-season training camp and returned to the UK for the funeral of Bradley Lowery."

Defoe, 34, signed a three-year deal with the Cherries after leaving Sunderland following their relegation from the Premier League.

Eddie Howe's squad are currently away in Marbella, where they will take on Portuguese side Estoril in a friendly on Saturday.

Bournemouth open the new Premier League season at West Brom on August 12.

Defoe joins thousands of mourners for Bradley Lowery funeral .
Relatives, friends and mourners dressed as superheroes all attended Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery's funeral, along with Jermain Defoe.England striker Jermain Defoe joined thousands of mourners at the funeral of Sunderland supporter Bradley Lowery on Friday.


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