THOUSANDS of Blackburn Rovers fans paid their respects last night to a fellow supporter who has died.

Tiana Thompson, from Darwen, collapsed two days after Christmas Day and was taken to hospital. Her condition deteriorated and she suffered a blood clot on the brain and died on January 18.

The 20-year-old’s friends and family appealed to Rovers fans to take part in a minute’s applause in the 20th minute of tomorrow night’s match against QPR.


Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph mum Suki Thompson said she loved football and went to Ewood Park to watch games with grandad Norman Edwards and dad David Thompson.

“She was family orientated and spent a lot of time with her grandad and loved to go to Rovers matches. 

"She was never away from Rovers and went to the Disabled Supporters Evening with her grandad.”

Tiana had been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in January last year and mum Suki said that the condition had 'sucked the life out of her'.

Her condition got worse recently and medication was not 'working for her'.

Her funeral will take place on February 7 at St Joseph’s Church in Darwen at 1pm.

It will be family flowers only but people can make a donation via Darwen Funeral Services to Crohn’s disease charities.