Neil Young's daughter thanks City fans
- Fri 21 Jan 2011, 12:39PM
- Posted byAlex Rowen
Neil Young’s daughter, Melissa, has paid tribute to the loyalty and support that City fans have shown her father since he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Accompanied by her seven year-old son, Melissa attended last Tuesday’s FA Cup replay against Leicester City and admitted that she was incredibly moved by the players’ own tribute to her father by posting a moving message on a City fan page on social networking site Facebook.
“The players brought tears to my eyes when they came on the field with the black and red tops with Young on the back” she said.
Rather than making an occasion of it and taking up a seat in the players’ lounge, Melissa revealed that she simply wanted to celebrate her father’s life and career with those who had meant so much to him during his time at City.
“I wanted to be a fan for that night and just sit with the people that truly admired and respected him!
My seven year-old son was speechless all night. He couldn't believe how many people were coming up to us and saying things about his granddad. I was speechless. It really touched my heart.
“My dad would have been so proud if he was well enough to be there; the fans were amazing.”
For a man whose life was Manchester City, Melissa revealed that her father was honoured by the overwhelming support that he had received and she wanted to be sure that City fans understood just how much it meant to both her and ‘Nelly’.
“His whole life was Manchester City, even when he was down and out; he never failed to be a loyal player and loyal friend to City.
“So from the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who made a tribute. You have no idea how happy you have made both me and my father.”