Bristol Rovers and fans pay tribute to Dontae Davis

Bristol Rovers and its fans paid tribute to a teenager who died following an assault with a minute’s applause at Saturday’s game.

<p>Bristol Rovers and its fans paid tribute to Dontae Davis. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)</p>

Bristol Rovers and its fans paid tribute to Dontae Davis. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Dontae Davis died from a knife wound to the chest in the Lawrence Hill area of the city on October 14.

At Rovers’ game against Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, a photo of the young man was displayed on the screen at the Memorial Stadium before kick-off.

And in the 18th minute of the game, to mark the age of Dontae, supporters applauded.

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees uploaded a photo of the tribute on Twitter.

He said: “Touching moment at ⁦Bristol Rovers this afternoon as club and fans remember Dontae Davis.

“Picture up and fans applaud on 18 mins. He’d worked at the ground.”

Boxing coach and youth mentor Courtmaan Young, who worked with Dontae at Empire Fighting Chance was also in attendance and thanked the club for their tribute.

“Thank you to Bristol Rovers and the fans for the tribute for Dontae today, having known him personally it was incredibly touching to see.”

Members of Dontae’s family paid a tribute to the teenager from Bishopsworth last month.

It said: “His heart was pure and his intentions were true and never half-hearted and we as a family are deeply saddened by this tragic loss."