Every team would love to have such loyal fans.
Seventy-one-year-old fan of football club Bohemians Prague 1905 showed great love to the team, even after his passing. Jan Houdek struggled with an insidious illness he eventually succumbed to, but he did not forget his beloved club in his will and left them with cash worth seven million crowns.
“I am sorry, even though we had enough in common, that my life did not intertwine with the life of this loyal fan,” said Bohemians director Darek Jakubowicz for bohemians.cz club web site.
On Sunday, August 7, 2005, the club resumed its operation, and Houdek, of course, was in attendance at the sold-out game at Ďolíček Stadium.
“I would like to meet him, thank him, but unfortunately fate did not want it and did not allow us. The least we can do for him now is to take care of his last trip and a dignified farewell. It is an incredible story of loyalty, love, and devotion to the club, to the Bohemian,” Jakubowicz said.