A tribute worthy of a hero
There has been very little to praise the club over the past three years but the tribute they announced today to PC Keith Palmer deserves applauding.
The club will donate 50 per cent of all of next Tuesday’s ticket sales to the fund for PC Palmer’s family, while Charlton players will donate the entirety of their appearance fees. There will also be a one-minute silence before the game, whilst the Charlton players will wear black armbands, as well as a special shirt which will be emblazoned with hero Keith’s Police warrant number, ‘P204752’, in tribute.
The red and white scarf remains draped over Keith’s seat in the East Stand until the MK Dons game and the red seat has been temporarily replaced by a white one which will bear his warrant number and remain in place for the remainder of the season.
Future plans are in discussion to remember the life our fellow Addick by placing a permanent memorial stone for Keith behind the Sam Bartram statue at the rear of The Valley’s West Stand.
Big credit must go to media man Ollie Groome and head of operations Mick Everett for playing a big role in organizing this.
I hope as many Addicks as possible forget our differences and remember this hero of a man by attending next Tuesday’s game if they are able.