Premier League teams will observe a minute of silence this weekend for all games after the death of World Cup winner Jack Charlton with stars wearing black bracelets
- England 1966 World Cup winner Jack Charlton passed away after a long illness
- Premier League confirmed a minute of silence for all games this weekend
- Players will also wear black bracelets after the death of the former Leeds star
- The Premier League said they were “deeply saddened” at his death
The Premier League has confirmed that there will be a minute of silence for all games this weekend following the death of World Cup winner Jack Charlton.
The former Leeds and England player died on Friday at the age of 85 at his Northumberland home after suffering from dementia and lymphoma.
Tribute has entered football for Charlton, who was part of Alf Ramsey’s famous English team that raised the 1966 FIFA World Cup at Wembley Stadium, and now the Premier League has expressed its condolences to his family.
1966 English World Cup hero Jack Charlton (center right) passed away at the age of 85
There will be a moment of silence this weekend for all Premier League games to pay tribute
The UK top flight said it was ‘deeply saddened’ by his passing and said there would be a tribute to all the games this weekend.
Stadiums will observe a moment of silence with players willing to wear black bracelets over game week to show their respect.
“The Premier League expresses sincere condolences to Jack’s family, friends and everyone who has worked with him during this sad time,” it said in a statement.
“In order to pay respect, players will wear black bracelets and there will be a moment of silence before kick-off in all Premier League games this weekend.”
Charlton played for Leeds United for 21 years, making a club record of 773 appearances. He has also managed Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Newcastle.
He later took charge of the Republic of Ireland and helped them qualify for two World Cups and a European Championship.