Fans say farewell (for now) to the FA Cup

WIGAN Athletic fans made sure they said goodbye to the FA Cup in fine style.

The famous old trophy has been on a whistle-stop tour of the borough and beyond during the past 10 months.

Latics fans gather to have their photograph took with the famous trophy at the FA Cup farewell party

Latics fans gather to have their photograph took with the famous trophy at the FA Cup farewell party

And its final performance was at a celebration dinner held by the Wigan Athletic Supporters Club at the DW Stadium.

The trophy is now on its way back to its Wembley HQ, where it will be cleaned and restored ahead of this year’s FA Cup final in May.