Charlton boss Karl Robinson prepared for emotional evening against MK Dons

03 April 2017 11:39

Charlton boss Karl Robinson is preparing for an emotional evening when the club pay tribute to PC Keith Palmer.

Addicks supporter and season-ticket holder PC Palmer, who was killed in the Westminster attack last month, will be remembered at the home match against MK Dons on Tuesday night.

In a touching tribute, a red and white scarf has remained draped over PC Palmer's seat since the attack. The seat itself has been changed from red to white for the rest of the season.

On Tuesday a minute's silence will be held before the game. Charlton will donate 50 per cent of all ticket sales and the players will give their match fees to PC Palmer's family.

The squad will also wear black armbands and special shirts which will include his warrant number, 'P204752'.

"We'll be proud to wear Keith's warrant number on our shirts, but obviously we'd prefer it if he was there watching us," Robinson said at a press conference.

"It will be a very emotional evening. It's never going to be enough, whatever we do, because a life has been lost and you can't bring back a life.

"We want to help the family in what is a hugely difficult time. We are a united group. 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 and the club 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."

Source: PA


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