Cardiff City had nothing riding on today’s game against Rotherham, but it was still a great day for the club as Sol Bamba returned to the pitch.
— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) May 8, 2021
The centre-back, who has been a hugely influential figure for the Bluebirds over the years, was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, and he has been undergoing chemotherapy.
Thankfully, he is making good progress in his recovery and the 36-year-old was used as a late substitute by Mick McCarthy, allowing him to clock up another appearance for the Welsh side.
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As you would expect, it was a moment that the supporters loved to see, with the only downside the fact that they weren’t in the stadium to show their appreciation to Bamba for the way he has battled illness and served the club over the years.
Here we look at some of the reaction to his very late appearance from some fans on Twitter…
The shortest appearance of his career; but the biggest. Well done Sol and pure class from Mick 👏
— peter simmons (@Mr_Peteroy) May 8, 2021
I love to see it! 🙌🏻💙
— Emma Regan 🐝 (@emmalouiseregan) May 8, 2021
Great gesture. What a hero 👊🏼 https://t.co/GGuAPFa5Q3
— Mike de Wet (@mike_dw88) May 8, 2021
Things you love to see! If only there were fans in the stadium 🙄 https://t.co/Nxac2EI79f
— N I C K J O N E S (@nickjonesrox) May 8, 2021
Feel good event of the day, welcome back sol bamba👍 https://t.co/nD2dWkJNJt
— craigy (@craiglowrie) May 8, 2021
— Jay (@JB4rkerGaming) May 8, 2021
Fantastic to see 💙 https://t.co/Oickdxc4eM
— Scottydogg (@ballbagafc) May 8, 2021