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BFC Pay Tribute To Sir Tom Finney

15 February 2014

Sad News

Blackpool FC will wear black armbands this afternoon against Ipswich Town, as a mark of respect following the sad passing of Sir Tom Finney. 

The former-Preston and England winger, 91, played between 1946 and 1960 and was a good friend of our own Jimmy Armfield. 

An iconic Deepdale figure, Sir Tom spent his entire career at Preston, making over 400 appearances, as well as scoring 30 times for his country across 76 caps.

Putting football rivalry to one side, Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston expressed his condolences to Sir Tom's friends, family and Preston North End. 

"Sir Tom was a great ambassador for the sport and his beloved Preston North End - this is a sad for football. 

"He was everything that is good about the sport, in a time when football was solely about the game and the community. 

"He was from the last remaining echoes of the game from when it was truly beautiful. It is a sad day and our sincere condolences go out to Preston.

"On sad occasions like this rivalries between clubs are put into perspective, they are a minor issue. As a club we'll be showing our respects by wearing black armbands."

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