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Leeds United fans react as South Stand will be named in honour of Norman Hunter

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Leeds United have announced on their official website that the South Stand at Elland Road will be named in honour of legendary defender Norman Hunter.

The legendary Leeds defender lost his life after a brave battle with coronavirus last Friday aged 76.

The football fraternity has paid their respect on social media during the lockdown phase, while his passing away has left a massive hole in the Leeds family.

Hunter made 726 appearances for the Whites over a 14 year period from 1962-1976 and was a key player during the club’s most successful era to date.

This is a brilliant move taken by the club to create a fitting tribute to Hunter.

The club have decided to immortalise him at Elland Road, along with Don Revie and John Charles who also have stands named in their honour and of course, the great Billy Bremner whose statue stands proudly outside of our famous ground.

Many Leeds United fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to express their reaction. Here are some of the selected tweets:

Andrea Radrizzani, the club owner, has said that Norman was respected and loved by everyone connected to the club, and naming the South Stand after him is the least tthe club could do to pay tribute to his legacy at Leeds United.