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Family Of PNE Fan Issue Plea To The Public To Help Fight Against Covid-19

29 March 2020

Everyone at Preston North End are saddened to hear of the passing of PNE fan Michael Glynn, who sadly passed away on Thursday at the age of 78 after contracting Covid-19.

The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Michael's family and friends, and his family have now issued a plea to the public to continue to play their part in the fight against the coronavirus and hopes that sharing his father's story can help save at least one life.

Speaking to Dublin Live, Michael's son David said: "He lived a good life and we're thankful to have the most lovely memories of him.

"He was a loving grandfather and a brilliant dad. He told us he wasn't afraid of dying - but if he did have a dying wish, it would be that his beloved Preston North End made it up to the Premiership.

"We're trying to look at the positives and we know he would have wanted something to be published if it meant that just one person's life was saved, so we're delighted to get that message out there, as he most definitely would have been too.

"My dad had a good long and happy life, and we're going to celebrate that.

"We were lucky to have him so long - look, there are people much younger than him who've been taken away from their loved ones by this cruel disease.

"So if my dad's death can hammer home the message about how important it is to stay inside and self isolate, then we're happy that has death hasn't been in vain."

Our thoughts remain with Michael's family and all those suffering during the current pandemic. Please continue to follow the latest advice from the government and the NHS and together we can beat this.

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