Tributes have poured in for much-loved Brighton & Hove Albion fan Sarah Watts, who sadly passed away yesterday from cancer.
The 49-year-old was well known for her relentless campaigning with the Brighton & Hove Supporters’ Club (BHASC) and the Gay Football Supporters’ Network to change the law regarding homophobia in football.
Sarah was an ever-present face at Albion games and had been involved with the supporters club since 1983.
She also played a vital role in ensuring the Amex Stadium was built due to her work in the ‘Falmer For All’ campaign.
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Former Albion players including Dean Cox, Gary Hart and Tommy Elphick posted their memories of Sarah on Twitter, expressing their sadness and praising her for all the work done to support the club during her life.
Liz Costa, friend and vice chair of the BHASC, told The Argus newspaper, “Her lasting legacy will be the change in law as the result of the campaign and a great manner of people are grateful she helped secure our beautiful ground.
“You could not miss her at the stadium and she will be missed by a hell of a lot of people.”
The club would like to offer their sincere condolences to Sarah’s family and friends at this very sad time. A tribute will be made to her at the home game against Brentford on January 17 and in the matchday programme.