Watford fans pay tribute to Gomes

Watford fans have paid tribute to goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes after what may be his last appearance at Vicarage Road.

The Brazilian goalkeeper revealed to the club’s official website earlier this week that he was “99% sure” he would retire in the summer.

He played for the Hornets in Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Crystal Palace and helped his side to a 2-1 victory, sealing safe passage to the semi-finals.

Gomes has played exclusively in the cup this season, with Ben Foster the club’s first-choice in the Premier League.

Both games remaining in the FA Cup will be staged at Wembley meaning that Gomes has likely played his last game at Watford’s home ground, provided Foster does not sustain an injury.

And the former Tottenham Hotspur stopper allowed emotion to overwhelm him at the full-time whistle, crying and waving goodbye to the club’s supporters, who gave him a standing ovation.

Fans on Twitter have echoed the sentiments of those who were at the game, issuing effusive tributes to the 38-year-old. Take a look at the best of the reaction below!