He was, without much doubt, Sheffield United’s most committed fan - but David Spencer, better known to many Blades as Shred, would never have believed it.
Gary Sinclair, Sheffield United’s matchday host, told a story on Tuesday evening, before the Peterborough game, which summed Shred up as a fan, and as a bloke.
During United’s 125th anniversary celebrations, the idea was floated to present an award to United’s biggest fan. There was no doubt about who it would be.
But Shred was having none of it, believing there to be tons of other fans more deserving of the award than he was. In reality, there was none.
Shred followed United up and down the country, and around the world. To him, football was about loyalty and making lifelong friends. He never had a cross word to say about anyone, and his dedication to his beloved Blades was unwavering.
His death brought about an unprecedented outpouring of emotion. United players wore black armbands for the second successive game against Posh, and Sinclair led an emotional tribute before kick-off.
Watch the video above, and let us know your own tribute to a top Blades fan - one of the good guys.
The abiding memory of Shred, for many, will be the eventful trips on his coaches, to far-flung places all over the country. As previously mentioned, friends were made. And beer was sunk, too.
As he would say, Happy Days.