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Charlton dedicate next home match to London terror attack victim PC Palmer as players donate fees to family

Date Posted,March 29, 2017

A series of tributes to late Charlton fan PC Keith Palmer before and during the club’s League One game against Milton Keynes Dons on Tuesday.

PC Palmer, a season ticket holder at the Addicks, was killed in the line of duty in last week’s London terror attack and will have the match dedicated to his memory.

A minute’s silence will be held at The Valley while Charlton will donate 50 per cent of all ticket sales to PC Palmer’s family.

Addicks players will also give up their entire match fees, wear black armbands and a special shirt including PC Palmer’s warrant number, ‘P204752’, in tribute.

PC Palmer, a season ticket holder at the Addicks, was killed in the line of duty in last week’s London terror attack (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

While a permanent memorial is planned for the future, for now red and white scarf will remain draped over his seat, which has been changed from red to white for the rest of the season and will also will bear his warrant number.

A statement from Charlton said: “Charlton Athletic’s home game against Milton Keynes Dons at The Valley on Tuesday, April 4th will be dedicated in the memory of loyal supporter PC Keith Palmer, who lost his life as a result of the terror incident in Westminster last week.

“Work will then begin on placing a permanent memorial stone for Keith which will be placed alongside existing memorials behind the Sam Bartram statue at the rear of The Valley’s West Stand.

The Addicks will wear black arm bands and a specially inscribed shirt (Photo: Rex Features)

“Charlton would like to thank all those supporters and members of the public who contacted the club with their ideas on how to pay tribute to Keith, all of which were taken into consideration.

“Supporters are invited to pay their respects to their fellow Addick by laying any flowers or other tributes at the foot of the Bartram statue and the club wish to extend the invite to attend Tuesday’s match to the wider football community for fans across London to stand together against acts of terror and to remember all those who have been affected by the incident in Westminster.”

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