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West Brom fans pay tribute to Baggies superfan Les James

By David Cosgrove | West Bromwich | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Touching tributes were paid to a Baggies superfan at the club's first game of the new season.

Albion fanatic Les James, who died last month aged 91, had supported the club since the 1940s and was thought to be the oldest fan still following the Baggies home and away.

Fellow fans donned flat caps in tribute to Les on Saturday at The Hawthorns for the 1-0 win against Bournemouth.

A minute's applause was also held in his honour, while some fans wore Albion shirts with 'Les James 91' on the back.

Les's seat was left empty – but covered by a scarf, jumper and framed picture of the Smethwick resident.

His funeral is due to take place on Tuesday, August 29.

A procession will stop at The Hawthorns east stand car park at 11.45am before heading to Sandwell Crematorium.

David Cosgrove

By David Cosgrove
Deputy Chief Reporter - @davidcosgrove_

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