Groundstaff Honour Fallen Hero PC Keith Palmer

Peterborough United will pay their own small tribute to fallen policeman Keith Palmer tomorrow (April 1).

Palmer lost his life in the recent Westminster attack. He was a long-standing Charlton season ticket-holder, the team Posh host in a League One clash at the ABAX Stadium tomorrow.

There will be a minute’s silence before the match as it’s the first one played by Charlton since the incident.

But the Posh groundstaff will also change the pitch patterns at the ABAX to honour PC Palmer and all serving police officers.

Head Posh groundsman Daniel Selcraig said: “In light of the recent attacks in London and in light of PC Keith Palmer being a Charlton fan, the pitch patterns for tomorrow’s match will be changed to include thin blue lines.

“The thin blue line is a charity which supports police officers up and down the country and provides them with an excellent support network.

“I thought it would be a brilliant tribute to burn a line into the bands in the pitch in memory of the victims and injured.

“It will look similar to Manchester City’s pitch and remind us all of the brilliant work our emergency services do.”

Charlton have draped a scarf over PC Palmer’s regular seat at the Valley in his honour.

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