Harrogate Town striker Jon Stead pleads with local teams to support Jordan Sinnott shirt campaign
Harrogate Town striker Jon Stead has issued an emotional appeal for clubs within the area to get involved with a campaign to commemorate the life of a fellow footballer.
25-year-old former Huddersfield Town player Jordan Sinnott, who was on loan to Matlock Town, died in hospital on Saturday after he was found unconscious with a suspected fractured skull in Retford.
Two men have been charged with manslaughter.
Jordan's brother, Tom Sinnott, has now started a campaign in his memory, asking football clubs to donate shirts for the funeral.
The shirts will then be donated to Sports Relief.
And Harrogate Town's Jon Stead is asking clubs across Harrogate to get involved with the campaign for his 'very close friend'.
He shared a post about the campaign on social media, urging more local Sunday league and semi-pro teams to get involved.
Jon wrote: "On Saturday I said goodbye to a very close friend in tragic circumstances. I don't want to say much more as this is certainly not the platform but I wanted to share this information.
"We have pretty much every football league club involved but would love more local Sunday league and semi-pro teams."
Anyone interested in getting involved is asked to send any football shirt with 'Sinnott 25' on the back to Jon Stead at CNG Stadium, Harrogate, HG2 7SA as soon as possible.