ADDICKS PLAYERS JOIN THE TRIBUTES TO KEITH
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