Last week, a devastating tragedy claimed the life of young Hearts fan Devin Gordon.
The loss of 13-year-old Devin has been felt across Scottish football, with tributes being paid to him during last weekend’s Scottish Cup ties. Social media has been awash with well wishes, with a real coming together of the Hearts family.
This is, clearly, an overwhelming time for the Gordon family. Devin’s mum, Jen, is a much-loved member of staff at Hearts and the club has been, privately, in contact with her during this difficult period. The thoughts of everyone at Hearts are with Jen and her family, and we will continue to be there for them at their time of need.
Our fans have organised a 13th-minute applause during Wednesday’s match with Celtic in memory of Devin, and this is something the club is only too happy to support. We will be further celebrating the life of Devin on Wednesday night and we hope to confirm details of this shortly.
For now, we think of Devin, Jen and the Gordon family, and we ask any supporter of any club to talk to someone if they do not feel okay. The Hearts family is a big one, the Scottish football family is even bigger and together, we can all be there to offer help to those who need it.
The following services offer confidential support from trained staff and volunteers. You can talk about anything that is troubling you, no matter how difficult:
Samaritans are there to listen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and it’s always free to call from any landline or mobile phone. Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans, or email firstname.lastname@example.org