Southampton FC fans have paid an emotional tribute their former PA announcer and Isle of Wight Radio journalist, Justin Gladdis.

Justin was the voice of Premier League Southampton Football Club, making the PA announcements during home games at St Mary’s Stadium and had been looking forward to his 19th season at the club – before he died unexpectedly.

Fans came together for a round of applause, accompanied by chants of ‘There’s only one Justin Gladdis’.

So proud of you Justin, there is a light that never goes out xx

Gepostet von Claire Gladdis am Samstag, 17. August 2019

A picture of Justin was also broadcast onto the big screens during the Premier League game between the Saints and Liverpool.

An emotional moment at Southampton’s game against Liverpool today (Sat).A minute’s applause for former Isle of Wight Radio newshound & Southampton PA announcer, Justin Gladdis.Rest well, Justin ?

Gepostet von Isle of Wight Radio am Samstag, 17. August 2019

Justin worked on the newsdesk at Isle of Wight Radio for many years and was most recently a broadcast journalist for Wessex FM.

He also worked a freelance journalist for the IW Gazette, Island Life magazine and the Islander.

Justin died suddenly earlier this month (August), aged 47.