The wife of a Bolton Wanderers football fan who died from a heart condition two weeks ago, wants to organise a clap in his honour at a game.

Luke Barnes, originally from Bury, died on March 17 after battling a heart disease for three years.

Now, his wife Isobel Barnes wants to honour her late husband at Bolton’s game against Cambridge on April 10.

Luke was a fan of the Wanderers ever since he was a young boy especially as seeing Bolton play was his first ever football game.

He became a season ticket holder while he lived in Bury and even after moving to Nottingham, Luke travelled all around the country to follow them.

Isobel said: “Even when he was very sick, we still managed a few games last year. “Luke’s passion for football was extraordinary, he was the kind of man who could tell you games results, players, locations, and any information about practically any game in his 34 years. Even older.

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“His football knowledge was honestly ridiculous. Football was his lifeline.”

Luke died after a complication with his BiVad, a heart pumping device.

He was surrounded by his family and friends in this last moments.

Isobel said: “Honestly, everything about the situation, his death and everything has been so surreal.

“I know I will be so overwhelmed if there is a clap from the fans.

“There is nothing more I can say than I wish he was here. I wish he could see the impact he was leaving on the world.

“Knowing he has a whole team behind him, the support has just been unbelievable. He has touched hearts of people he’s never met.

“Really breaks my heart that he won’t see Bolton at Wembley. He was absolutely buzzing for that.”

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Luke was also sent a video from Ian Evatt when the couple tied the knot on June 27 last year.

Isobel said: ”We had the projected on a big screen during our speeches.

“Ian’s words were wishing him all the luck for the fight he had on his hands and that all the lads were behind him.

“It reduced Luke to tears. It meant so much. He is very rarely speechless, but that was one of those moments.”

Luke leaves behind his son, Kobe Barnes.