ADDICKS PLAY­ERS JOIN THE TRIBUTES TO KEITH

The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Luke Baker

CHARLTON boss Karl Robin­son be­lieves that pay­ing trib­ute to Addicks sea­son ticket holder PC Keith Palmer at this com­ing Tues­day’s match against MK Dons is the least the club could do.

PC Palmer, who had a sea­son ticket in the East Stand at The Val­ley, was killed by Khalid Ma­sood in the West­min­ster ter­ror at­tack on March 22.

Charlton will be do­nat­ing 50 per cent of all ticket sales from Tues­day’s game to PC Palmer’s fam­ily, while Addicks play­ers will also do­nate all their match ap­pear­ance fees.

A one-minute si­lence will pre­cede the game, Charlton will wear black arm­bands and a spe­cial shirt will be em­bla­zoned with PC Palmer’s war­rant num­ber.

A club scarf is cur­rently adorn­ing his seat, which will be re­placed with a white seat with his war­rant num­ber on it for the rest of the sea­son.

A per­ma­nent me­mo­rial is also be­ing planned for the 48-year-old near the Sam Bar­tram statue by the West Stand.

“It’s never go­ing to be enough, what­ever we do, be­cause a life has been lost and you can’t bring back a life,” said Robin­son.

“We want to help the fam­ily in what is a hugely dif­fi­cult time.

“We are a united group and this event has cer­tainly shaken us and rocked the na­tion.

“When some­one trag­i­cally loses their life pro­tect­ing us, and the public, we have to care and sup­port the peo­ple who are left be­hind.

“What we are do­ing is a small price to pay. Money and what you can do with it is not rel­e­vant. The great­est gift we are all given is life.

“The play­ers have made a great ges­ture, but it’s only a ges­ture be­cause no amount of money is ever go­ing to bring back a life.

“It’s about us do­ing the best we pos­si­bly can and to show we care.”

MISSED: PC Keith Palmer

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