Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson and Reds legend Steven Gerrard are among football stars supporting an appeal for football shirt donations after the tragic death of non-league player Jordan Sinnott.

Matlock Town midfielder Sinnott, who was formerly with Huddersfield and Halifax, died on Saturday after being attacked in Retford, Nottinghamshire. He was 25.

His family and friends are appealing for football shirts to be donated in a bid to help the non-league footballer leave a legacy and hope their fundraising appeal will be able to do that.

Lee’s brother Tom explained on social media that they were looking for football shirts from up and down the country with ‘Sinnott 25’ on the back to be donated.

The shirts will be donated to Sport Relief to benefit  under-privileged children around the world after Lee's funeral.

Matlock Town's Twitter account and a special account set up for the appeal, @JordanShirts, have been sharing pictures of some of the 'Sinnott 25' pictures they have already received, with Henderson and Gerrard leading the list of high profile footballers to show their support so far.

Writing about the appeal, Tom Sinnott said: “Hello my name is Tom Sinnott and recently my brother passed away on a night out after being assaulted.

“His name was Jordan Sinnott and was a semi-professional footballer who had stints in the Football League.

“My brother was an amazing man and for his funeral, we had an idea to acquire donated football shirts from any team that wanted to with ‘Sinnott 25’ printed on the back.

“Safe to say that we have had confirmation that nearly every team in the English leagues have provided one with Scottish teams, non-league and Sunday leagues also providing.

“After the funeral we would like to donate every shirt to Sport Relief so that children abroad can have them and we can be happy knowing that he has helped other children.

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“We were hoping this could be aired or mentioned as it would mean the world to family and friends and would cement his legacy of how much of an amazing person he was.”