A minute’s round of applause will be held at the Manchester Derby on Sunday to honour the life of a City employee who died in a horror crash.
Colin Hornsby, who worked in catering at the Etihad’s Legends Lounge, lost his life in a collision in North Wales on Friday, October 26.
The 17-year-old had been travelling with friends John Michael Jones, 18, and Leon Rice from Ruthin on the outskirts of Denbigh. They all died at the scene.
Colin, from Droylsden, was a lifelong Blues fan, and worked at every match day, along with various members of his family.
His loved ones are now asking fans who go to the Manchester City v Manchester United match on Sunday to join them in a huge round of applause during the 60th minute to remember him.
Colin had a bright future ahead of him and was studying a course in accounting at Tameside College.
He loved music, fashion and his beloved team Manchester City.
His cousin Kelly Ward said: “His sister Becky is one of the managers at City. We’ve passed the message around that we want a minute’s round of applause during the 60th minute. We are holding it then so that the people who work in catering can come out and join it.
“[City] is a big part of all of our lives. Colin would love it, he would have been very grateful. His mum and dad are going to the match too. “
His mum Ann-Marie, who works as a nurse at Salford Royal, said: “It’s wonderful how kind everyone has been. He has such good friends. Thank you for all the support.”
Colin’s funeral will be held at St Stephens Church on Chappell Road, Droylsden, at 10am on Friday, November 16.
In a touching Facebook post, his sister Becky said: “We would like you to wear basically whatever you want! Trainers tracksuits suits, we want you to wear what Colin would of (sic) liked to see you in.”
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