The father and son who were subject to shocking racial abuse were Salford Red Devil’s guests of honour at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Father Jackson Yamba and 10-year old son David had only been living in the block of flats for five days prior to the racist graffiti.
The pair were given a warm reception as they entered the pitch pre-game decked out in Salford Red Devil replica shirts and scarfs. David carried the match ball onto the field of play before handing it over to the referee.
Jackson posted a video on his personal twitter account that captured the moment they walked onto the turf at the AJ Bell Stadium. It was captioned “what a memorable and incredible day.”
— Jackson Yamba (@JacksonYamba) 28 February 2019
It was a lovely moment at the AJ Bell Stadium, emphasising the support that they have provided since the initial shocking incident.
This came after a 54-year-old suspect was arrested on the 20th of February by Greater Manchester Police and was remanded in custody for his own protection.
The game was the Red Devils’ fifth league game of the new Rugby League season and they came out second best to high-flying St Helens, who are one of only two Betfred Super League clubs left with a 100% league win record this campaign.
The game finished with the score at 4-26, with Derell Olphers scoring the host’s only points of the match.
It may not have been a great day on the field for Salford but off it, was a great showing of solidarity towards two people who have been through a lot recently.