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Applause For Nelson Mandela

6 December 2013

The Football League has asked its clubs to hold a minute’s applause ahead of matches this weekend to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95.

Following the sad death of Nelson Mandela, The Football League, in conjunction with the Premier League and Football Association would like to recommend all Clubs hold a minutes applause prior to tomorrow’s fixtures as a mark of respect. 

Football League Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “Nelson Mandela was an inspiration to millions and his determination, courage and forgiveness marked him out as a truly great man. 

“We are delighted to give clubs and their supporters the opportunity to pay their own tributes to Nelson Mandela and recognise his extraordinary legacy.”

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