Posted: Monday, February 6, 2023. 4:00 pm CST.
By Aaron Humes: News has been received of the passing of legendary football fan Robert Flowers, alias “Rabbi Dead” or “Robbie Dead,” at the age of 86.
Flowers’ trademark was his sharp dressing and being one of the first football “superfans” in Belize, travelling across the country for games in the old amateur and later semi-professional games. He was known to talk the ear off anyone in earshot, usually with a Guinness Stout in tow. He reportedly got his nickname from one of these cross-country trips from Belize City to San Ignacio.
The Amandala wrote in 2020 that fans like Flowers “brought their own brand of entertainment on the sidelines and in the bleachers at football games. Full of flair, opinions and “braggadosho,” they commanded their own space and attention so that no game was ever boring. If the action was not smoking hot on the field, they filled the gap for fans in the stands and on the sidelines with their unique style of antics, acrobatics and vocal outbursts and exchanges with anyone willing to engage.”
Flowers was reported ill late last year. May he rest in peace.
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