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APPLAUSE: In memory of Nelson Mandela

6 December 2013

One minute of applause ahead of kick off

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 yesterday at the age of 95. 

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.”

Carlisle United will hold one minute of applause ahead of kick off against Brentford on Saturday afternoon.

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