PREMIER LEAGUE teams paid tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore this evening.
Burnley, Manchester City, Fulham and Leicester players all held a round of applause before tonight’s 6pm kick-offs to honour the late national hero.
Premier League clubs paid tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore tonight[/caption]
Man City and Burnley players held a minute’s applause before their 6pm kick off[/caption]
The war veteran, who raised £32million, sadly died yesterday aged 100 following a battle with Covid and pneumonia.
Brits tonight took to their doorsteps to celebrate Captain Tom’s legacy and the tens of millions he raised.
Burnley and City players gathered around the centre circle before their 6pm kick-off at Turf Moor to give Captain Tom a hand.
And there were similar scenes at Craven Cottage as Fulham welcomed Leicester to their home.
Outside of football, Prime Minister Boris Johnson led the clapping from outside 10 Downing Street.
Captain Tom’s family also joined in the poignant moment to honour his life.
The PM called on Brits to replicate their efforts of the first lockdown by applauding Captain Tom and NHS workers on the Covid frontline.
He said: “Let’s clap together for Captain Tom at 6pm.
Fulham and Leicester also remembered the NHS fundraising hero[/caption]
Most read in Football
Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Follow all the latest from Old Trafford
Tottenham donate £100,000 to NHS with cash raised after player lockdown breaches
Saints star Jankewitz suffers vile racist abuse as police open investigation
MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN
How Arsenal have let £163m of talent quit for free in just three years
DOESN'T AD UP
Utd & Saints fans baffled as VAR calls Adams offside… and nobody knows why
Leigh Nicol reveals hell over having private images leaked online
“Let’s clap for the spirit of optimism he stood for, but let’s also clap for all those he campaigned for, the brilliant NHS staff and care workers.”
A minute’s silence was also held in the House of Commons for the war veteran and all those who have died during the pandemic.
Captain Tom’s family tweeted that they were ‘incredibly touched’ by the nation’s act of remembrance.