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Pele, Ronaldo, more remember Nelson Mandela; Premier League to honor him during matches

Dec 6, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

Nelson Mandela AP

The late Nelson Mandela, who passed away Thursday at age 95, will be honored at all nine Premier League matches on Saturday with a minute of applause.

The applause for Mandela, a fan of the sport who was instrumental in bringing the World Cup to South Africa, will also be heard at Championship and FA Cup second-round matches.

Players around the Premier League and abroad reacted to Mandela’s passing, including South African star Steven Pienaar:

 

  1. Matthew - Dec 6, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Reblogged this on Carolina Mountain Blue.

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