Piers Morgan and Alex Scott Lead Tributes as Much-Loved Arsenal Superfan Maria Petri Dies
Popular TV presenter Piers Morgan and former Arsenal player Alex Scott have led a long list of fans and celebrities who have paid special tribute to one of the club’s most recognisable fans, Maria Petri following the sad news of her death.
Maria stood out as a a cult figure at the Emirates due to her passionate and vibrant support of both the men’s and women’s teams.
Taking to social media on Friday, Morgan said: “RIP Arsenal’s greatest fan, Maria Petri. Never missed a game, and we always heard her chants. Magnificent lady & all-time club legend.”
Scott posted a picture of the two together, along with a broken-heart emoji and the caption: “Arsenal through and through.. Thank you for the love, the passion, the songs and support for us @ArsenalWFC from the very beginning. We will never forget you Maria, We love you.”
Meanwhile Gilly Flaherty, who began her career at Arsenal and is now at Liverpool, said: “Can’t tell you how gutted I am hearing this news today. My time at Arsenal wouldn’t of been the same without Maria. Even after leaving Arsenal she made time for me every time I went back. Heartbreaking news. Rest in peace Maria, you will be missed so much.”
And Arsenal Women Supporters Club posted a number of photos of Maria, and wrote: “Our Maria. We will miss you.”