Dundee United supporters staged a moving tribute to a devoted fan following his death aged just 31.
The Arabs were joined by the Inverness Caledonian Thistle support as they paid respects to local man James Jack during the 31st minute of Sunday’s William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final clash.
Banners were lifted in memory of James during the minute’s applause, with one reading: “James Jack – forever in our hearts”.
Another stated: “RIP JJ”.
Fans also took part in a march from The Snug Bar to Tannadice in memory of the United fanatic, who is said to have died recently.
31 mins | The stadium applaud as one to pay respect to United fan James Jack who passed away recently. #DUFC ??
— Dundee United FC (@dundeeunitedfc) March 3, 2019
The Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation described the minute’s applause at Tannadice as a “wonderful and heartfelt tribute to a great Arab”.
With great sadness, the Dundee United family recently lost James Jack who sadly passed away aged just 31.
In tribute, there will be a march from The Snug Bar at 3pm to Tannadice to which all are invited.
— Ceres Arabs (@CeresArabs) March 3, 2019
Posting about James’ passing prior to the game, the group wrote on Facebook: “With great sadness, the Dundee United Family lost one of our finest a few weeks back when James Jack sadly passed away aged just 31
“In tribute to James on Sunday before the game against Inverness there will be a march from The Snug Bar at 3pm to Tannadice to which all are invited.
“In addition there will be a minutes applause held during the game at the 31st minute in remembrance of a true gent . RIP James Jack.”
Applause rings out in the 31st minute of the game in memory of the late James Jack, a well kent Arab who recently passed away aged just 31 years old.
It is #ScottishCup Sunday – and it's MATCHDAY ?? #DUFC? Today we take on @ictfc for a place at Hampden Park. ? The game kicks off at 3.30pm ? tickets are priced: adults £20 concessions £10? Cash gates are available in the ET and GF tiers only. ‼️ET Upper and West Stand (Shed) are sold out. ❗️GF Upper (advance ticket purchase only) has very limited availability. ?There is no ticket booth at the GF for this game??If you are collecting or buying tickets, the ticket centre is open from 11am until kick-off but expect it to be very busy as kick-off approaches??There is a flag display planned in both the ET and West stands as the teams take to the pitch?????There will be a round of applause as the scoreboard clock reaches 31:00 to pay tribute and remember United fan James Jack who recently passed away. ????Come along to Tannadice today. Hampden awaits the winners. #DUFC??
Posted by Dundee United Football Club on Sunday, 3 March 2019