Middlesbrough fans organised a minute's applause during their 3-1 victory against Barnsley after two young fans passed away in a car crash during the week.
The pair, both 17-years-old, were involved in a multi-car accident that saw another boy, Daniel Brown, taken to intensive care. When the club learned of the news, they sprung into action in a bid to honour the young fans during their home game at the Riverside Stadium and provide some comfort to Brown.
Irish goalkeeper Darren Randolph gave Brown a signed pair of boots while Adama Traoré reached out to the family to visit the boy in hospital with a signed jersey. In an astonishing turn of events, during the 17th-minute tribute, Traore scored a superb goal.
A touching moment, as Adama Traore scores a fantastic goal during @Boro fans' applause in tribute to three Boro fans involved in a car accident this week.
Another explosive performance from Traore helped solidify Boro's play-off position with a 3-1 win. pic.twitter.com/TIHUElxc39
— Channel 5 Sport (@Channel5Sport) March 10, 2018
The Middlesborough players also signed a get well soon card for Brown.
#Boro's second goal came as applause rang around the Riverside in tribute to three young #Boro fans involved in a car accident this week. Two were sadly killed, while a third remains in hospital. The thoughts of MFC are with all three families.
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) March 10, 2018