24/10/2013 17:41 BST | Updated 24/12/2013 10:12 GMT

Jason Calvert, Stockport County Supporter Buried With His Boots On (PICTURE)

A practical joker has been buried with his boots sticking out of his coffin.

Builder Jason Calvert suffered a fatal brain haemorrhage earlier this month.

Funds for the £3,500 send-off were raised by supporters of Calvert’s home town football club – Stockport County – after it emerged the 40-year-old had no life insurance.

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Jason Calvert is buried with his boots on

Revealing the family would have had to have taken out a loan to pay for the funeral, Calvert’s sister Joan McNulty told the Manchester Evening News: “Word cannot express how grateful I am I am that people would do this in a time of austerity, it brings back your faith in humanity.”

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