​Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Anthony Knockaert has been one of the stars of the Championship so far this season, but has endured a horrible week after the sad passing of his father.

Knockaert has racked up six goals from midfield for Brighton so far this season, but wasn't involved in the Seagulls' 2-0 win over Bristol City on Saturday.

And during what must be a difficult time for the Knockaert family, Brighton's players made a touching and poignant gesture after taking the lead at Championship rivals Bristol City.

​As reported by the Sun, Steve Sidwell opened the scoring with a majestic 50-yard lob, and immediately led the rest of his players to the touchline where they held a shirt bearing Knockaert's name aloft in tribute of their teammate and his father.

Knockaert was notably moved by the tribute, writing on Twitter: "THIS... You just made me cry lads , I can't be more happy and positive with a group of people like you ! Thank you@OfficialBHAFC".


Jamie Murphy scored Brighton's second seven minutes later, and Brighton held firm to secure the win and move five points clear of third placed Huddersfield, three points behind leaders and title favourites Newcastle United.

Given the horrible news for Knockaert's family, here's to hoping Brighton can enjoy a memorable season in tribute.