Premier League clubs pay Remembrance Day tributes

12 Nov 2022
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Find out how Premier League teams have been showing their respect over the last two weekends

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Over the past two weekends, top-flight clubs have been paying their respects to the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces at Premier League Remembrance Day fixtures.

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Ahead of Chelsea's match with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea Pensioners from the Royal Hospital Chelsea led the teams out while the team captains laid wreaths in the centre circle.

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At Villa Park, serving and veteran military personnel from the Military Lions official supporters club were part of the military parade before the match between Aston Villa and Manchester United, with wreaths being laid on the halfway line.

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Players from Leeds United and AFC Bournemouth took part in a period of reflection at Elland Road.

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Everton captain Seamus Coleman joined a young fan in paying their respects ahead of the home match against Leicester City. Members of Everton in the Community's veterans programme and the Tri-Service Toffees, an official Everton Supporters' Club, were also part of the Remembrance Day events at Goodison Park.

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At King Power Stadium, supporters formed a Poppy backdrop ahead of Leicester's fixture with Manchester City.

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There were many displays both inside and outside of the stadiums. At Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur, corner flags were adorned with Remembrance Day tributes.

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In the following weekend's match, the names of former Spurs players who succumbed during the two World Wars were on the corner flags for the match with Leeds.

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Crystal Palace and Southampton players showed their respects before last weekend's match at Selhurst Park.

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Like all players in the league, Arsenal's stars wore special-edition shirts featuring embroidered poppies.

As in previous years, the match-worn shirts will be signed and made available for purchase in an auction, with all proceeds going to The Royal British Legion.

Fans can register their interest in the auctions at the Premier League's Poppy page, where updates of the auctions will also be provided.

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