Linfield FC records with sadness the sudden passing on January 19 of lifelong supporter, season ticket holder and premier seat pass holder, Aaron Cully.
Aaron, who was aged 36, lived in New Mossley in Newtownabbey and he was a long serving member of the 2nd Newtownabbey LSC.
Over many years, Aaron was a familiar face and friend to so many players and staff, as he waited, usually on his mobility scooter, outside the main players' entrance for a 'selfie' with the players of the team he loved and devoted his life to.
He was an instantly recognisable, well-known and popular person who sponsored so many Linfield shirts over many years. His devotion to his team was total and the other loves of his life included his dogs and Manchester United.
Aaron's cheery smile and constant encouragement will be greatly missed by his many friends at Windsor Park, including team manager, David Healy and kit manager, Gary Eccles.
Although Aaron had bravely suffered several illnesses, he was a recent attendee at a Windsor Park game and the upsetting news of his sudden passing was met with shock and genuine sadness, as the news spread, prior to today's home game against Crusaders.
Aaron loved being in the premier lounge on Windsor Park match days and his loss will be felt enormously by his friends from his supporters' clubs and further afield.
The deepest sympathy and most sincere condolences of everyone at Linfield FC are extended to Aaron's family, his friends and the members of the 2nd Newtownabbey LSC at this very sad time.
Gone but not forgotten. Forever Blue.
Audaces Fortuna Juvat