Charlton Athletic have paid tribute to PC Keith Palmer, an Addicks fan who was killed during a terror attack in London on Wednesday, with a scarf being laid on the seat that he frequently filled at the club’s Valley stadium.
Unarmed cop Palmer was stabbed to death outside the Palace of Westminster as a major part of an assault which claimed three lives – notwithstanding that of the attacker – and left seven others in a critical condition.
The 48-year-old was a season-ticket holder at The Valley and Charlton will lay a club scarf over his seat until they next play at home on April 4, with arrangements to recognise Palmer’s life during the against Milton Keynes Dons.
A statement read:“As an immediate tribute, a red and white scarf has been placed on his seat which will remain until the next home game on Tuesday, April 4th, while the club will discuss ways in which it can commemorate his life at the game itself.
“Keith was a true hero who will be greatly missed by all the Charlton family and everyone at the club would like to offer their sincere condolences to his family and friends at this extremely difficult time.”
As a tribute to him, the club posted a video on Twitter of a red and white scarf, the club’s hues, laid over his seat and issued an announcement to express their “great sadness” at knowing about his demise.
Money is being raised for PC Palmer’s family by the Metropolitan Police Federation, which is expecting to raise £100,000 for the late policeman. and reports claimed the Just Giving page has brought over £33,000 up in less than 24 hours.