WATCH: Touching scenes as Wales fans meet Gary Speed's father in France
Speed was Chris Coleman's managerial predecessor before he passed away aged 42 in 201116:55 Wednesday 6 July 2016, 16:55 6 Jul 2016
As Wales move within 90 minutes of a place in the Euro 2016 final, the late Gary Speed has been in many people's thoughts.
The former Wales, Everton, Newcastle and Leeds midfielder was Welsh manager before current incumbent Chris Coleman and is credited with sparking Wales' improvement - a journey which has now culminated in a famous Euro 2016 adventure.
Speed tragically passed away in 2011 at the age of 42.
Ahead of Wales' semi-final match with Portugal, Speed's father Roger is in France for the match and journalist Caroline Barker has filmed footage of Welsh fans chanting his name in tribute:
We're all in tears . Lovely moment pic.twitter.com/JIR4xjqQyQ— Caroline Barker (@carolinebarker) July 5, 2016
Roger Speed being mobbed by fans in Lyon, hugs, tears, brilliant pic.twitter.com/DzsLFir98X— Caroline Barker (@carolinebarker) July 5, 2016
Roger Speed later told Wales Online about how emotional the fans' tribute made him feel, as well as his pride at what Coleman and Wales have achieved this summer.
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