Victoria Forsythe, Mr. Dobbin's sister, has written this statement on behalf of the family.
As Simon's sister, I would just like to say how completely devastated we are to be in this situation, we have found ourselves in. What has happened to my brother is a complete shock, and we are all very saddened, as his condition has not yet improved.
My brother was a football fanatic; he has played football all his life, and also has enjoyed watching the games, especially Liverpool, as this is where he grew up. Although moving to Suffolk, he also liked going to watch Cambridge United at their matches.
This statement is to put forward that myself and his family are not in any way upset or angry at the Southend United supporters, in fact much to the opposite, they have supported us through this tough time, and continue to do so. They have been charitable to my brother’s donation fund and this will help in due course when he wakes up.
As a family we are hopeful and are holding onto the miracle that Simon will wake up.
Thank you again to all the support you have given us, we continue to pray for Simon.
(Sister of Simon Dobbin)
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