TRIBUTES have poured in for an Albion fan who died in the September 11 attacks on the Twin Towers.

Devoted Seagulls fan Robert Eaton was one of more than 2,500 people who lost their lives in the terror attacks in New York in 2001.

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the tragedy and Albion fans have taken to Twitter to honour Robert, and others who died in the attacks.

Robert, who lived in New York, was working on the 105th floor of the World Trade Centre when it was struck by a hijacked airplane.

His name now lies alongside thousands of others on the memorial in the American city.

And as people around the world remember those who lost their lives, Seagulls fans have been posting tributes to Robert on social media.

Simon Sheppard said: “Remembering Albion fan Robert Eaton, and the 2976 other victims who perished this day 18 years ago, in the 9/11 attacks. R.I.P.”

Chris D added: “Thoughts go out to all those poor souls whom lost their lives including #bhafc Robert Eaton to which we #cpfc are honoured to play our part for the REMF each year. Rest in peace buddy and thoughts with all the victims and families.

Robert’s memory is also remembered locally, with a Albion fan run charity named in his honour.

The Robert Eaton Memorial Fund was launched in the wake of the tragedy and has gone on to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes across the world.