25 August 2016

Farewell Sam Martinez

Sam Martinez - Hibs's oldest  fan died today aged 106.  Sam came to Edinburgh during the second world war from Honduras (now Belize) to help with the war effort and stayed ever since.

Image result for sam martinez cupSam was born just eight years after Hibs won the cup for a second time in 1902 and was delighted to be treated to a complimentary ticket by the club for its third triumph in the competition on 21st May 2016.

STV news has more.

1 comment:

  1. What loyalty to one club, an example for many.

    One small point, Honduras and Belize are different. Belize was previously British Honduras, and possibly why he came to the UK.

    Anyway, don't let my minor pedantry spoil your tribute to him.