Mansfield Town Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of lifelong supporter Ian Warriner.
Ian sadly passed away following yesterday’s match at Bradford City.
We send our deepest condolences to Ian’s family at this very sad time.
Ian, who died aged 66, was a season ticket holder at One Call Stadium in the Ian Greaves Upper Tier.
In a statement on behalf of the family, Ian’s son, Andy Warriner, said: “I’d firstly like to express my gratitude to West Yorkshire Ambulance, West Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Air Ambulance for doing the best which they possibly could for my dad.
“Dad lived for his family, Mansfield Town Football Club and gardening.
“He was so proud to have supported the club and in particular the visit to Wembley Stadium in 2011 for the FA Trophy final.
“He was an avid supporter of the Stags. If, for whatever reason, if he couldn’t make an away game due to family commitments, he would insist on listening to the match on the radio. He was a true supporter of the club.
“He will be missed by all who knew him.”
Andy added: “My thanks are also extended to the supporters of both Mansfield Town and Bradford City, whose kind words have given us some comfort at this time. Despite being rivals on the pitch, it is heartening to have seen fans from both clubs unite in their messages of condolences.”
Ian’s family have been invited to the club’s next home fixture against Grimsby Town this Saturday, whilst a minute’s applause will be held before kick-off for Ian and supporters who have passed away in 2019.
Owners John and Carolyn Radford, as well as manager Graham Coughlan, have sent their deepest sympathies to Ian’s family on behalf of Mansfield Town Football Club.
Ian’s family, via the club, have asked for privacy at this time.