Valencia erect statue of blind fan in his seat to honour his memory
Vicente Aparicio was a die-hard Valencia fan and season-ticket holder who loved his team
In his 50s, however, he lost his sight. But that didn't stop him attending games at the Estadio Mestalla. He kept his season ticket, and kept coming to matches, to enjoy the atmosphere of the team he loved so much. Football is often more about just the football, especially actually going to a match, and Vicente wanted to keep that going.
Sadly, Vicente passed away two years ago. But as part of Valencia's centenary year celebrations, that wanted to do something special to honour the memory of this special supporter.
The club has now erected a statue of Vicente, in his seat, in the Mestalla.
A Valencia fan had his season ticket for years, he ended up going blind in his 50's, but kept his season ticket because he wanted to feel the atmosphere at the games. When he passed away 2 years ago, the club put a statue of him in his seat, so he would forever be at the games 👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/44rxrqBjJJ
— Emma (@THFC_EmmaD) June 2, 2019
A video has also been uploaded featuring Vicente's son talking about his father's love of football, and showing the installation of the statue. Be warned, it is a real tearjerker.
— Emma (@THFC_EmmaD) June 3, 2019