Hundreds of Leeds United fans line street as Toby Nye's hearse passes Elland Road for funeral goodbye

Hundreds of people lined the streets outside Elland Road to pay tribute to young Tony Nye this afternoon.

Toby Nye's funeral procession passed Elland Road today
Toby Nye's funeral procession passed Elland Road today

The scene was a flurry of blue and yellow as crowds donned the Leeds United colours.

The procession was led by horses similarly wearing the club's colours to pay tribute to the young fan, who tragically lost his battle with cancer on January 12.

-> Live updates as funeral begins at Cottingley CrematoriumA huge road of applause accompanied the funeral procession as Toby’s loved ones made their way to the Cottingley crematorian.

Toby Nye's funeral procession passed Elland Road today

Tributes were left on the Billy Bremner statue including hand drawn pictures and a Leeds United shirt signed with the message: “RIP Toby nye. Fly high little superstar forever in our thoughts. M.O.T”

Ryan and Linda Wignall are from the same Osmondthorpe estate as Toby.

Mrs Linda Wignall said: “we know the family and have taken part in Toby’s fundraising

We’ve come here to show our respects as Leeds united fans

The funeral procession at Elland Road

He was a fantastic little boy and full of life. This club meant everything to him.

“It was a beautiful service and we hope the family know that we are all there for them.”

Mr Wignall said: “the club and supporters have supported him in any and every way they can.

“Everyone hates Leeds united fans but they are all the there when it matters.

Tributes left outside the ground at Elland Rod

“It shows what this city is about and this football club. We get behind our own and we help people."

A family member in a yellow sports car thanked supporters who lined the street by applauding and giving them a thumbs up.

People were tearful and emotional as they said goodbye to young Toby as many wiped away tears on their blueand yellow scarves.

A few crowd members shouted ‘Marching on together’ - a fitting tribute for a young boy mad about Leeds United.