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Gareth Bale leads Wales squad in paying tribute to David Brooks and Daniel Barden after pair’s shock cancer news

GARETH BALE and his team-mates paid tribute to two Welsh players who have been hit by cancer. Senior star David Brooks of Bournemouth, 24, was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma last month. Then Wales U21 and Norwich goalkeeper Barden was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Wales captain, 32, Bale and his pals wore t-shirts pre-match with messages of […] ...

GARETH BALE and his team-mates paid tribute to two Welsh players who have been hit by cancer.

Senior star David Brooks of Bournemouth, 24, was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma last month.

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Then Wales U21 and Norwich goalkeeper Barden was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Wales captain, 32, Bale and his pals wore t-shirts pre-match with messages of support.

The t-shirt read in Welsh: “I David. I Dan.” which means ‘For David. For Dan”.

Bale and co made the gesture just minutes before the Real Madrid forward led his side out to prior to winning his 100th cap against Belarus in Cardiff on Saturday night.

Both players are currently undergoing treatment in a bid to cure the illness.

Bournemouth’s players also recently paid an emotional tribute to Brooks in their game against Bristol City.


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Scott Parker’s men came out for the warm-up wearing black t-shirts with a message printed on the front and Brooks’ No7 on the back.

The tops said: “Together as one, stay strong Brooksy.”

And when Jamal Lowe scored, the team celebrated by gathering and holding up a ‘Brooks 7’ green away shirt.

Arsenal meanwhile paid tribute to former player Barden after his diagnosis last month.

The Gunners wrote on Twitter: “We’re so sorry to hear this Dan, but we know from your time with us that you’ll fight this with everything you’ve got.

“Everyone at Arsenal sends their best wishes for a speedy recovery.

“Once a Gooner, always a Gooner. We’re all right behind you.”

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