Tributes have today poured in for a well-known Aberdeen FC fan who has passed away aged 87.
Flowers and football scarves have been laid outside Pittodrie today as fans pay their respects to ‘legend’ Norman Goldie.
Norman was a well-known figure at both home and away games as well as throughout the city.
He could often be seen decked out in Dons gear, even on non-match days, wearing his iconic sandals with one red sock and one white.
Jess Horne, Norman’s sister, said: “I’m absolutely overwhelmed by the response. He’s getting treated like absolute royalty.
“He was very active right up until the end.”
Jess said that when Norman became ill on Friday and the doctor came, he was not impressed to be told he couldn’t go to Pittodrie the next day.
By the time the game came around Norman was unconscious but he was kept up to date with the score and reacted as the Dons won 4-1 against Motherwell.
Norman lived in sheltered accommodation at St Peter’s Court in Torry.
A spokesman for Aberdeen Football Club said: “Norman was a great friend to so many people at the club so it’s very, very sad news.
“Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.”
Louise Marshall, one of Norman’s carers, said: “He was just a joy – not a bad bone in his body.
“I’ll miss him. My day will just never be the same because I saw him every day at work.
“I couldn’t say a negative thing about him and I don’t think anyone else could either.”
Norman was given a DONS award for Distinction of Notable Service to Aberdeen Football Club by fans’ group Dons Supporters Together.
Group board member Gordon Duncan said: “He will be missed by all fans. He was a well-known face around the town in his distinctive attire.
“He’s a legend among the supporters.”