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In pictures: Preston fans bid farewell to Sir Tom Finney as PNE draw with Orient

Posted on - 16th February, 2014 - 8:32am | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, News, Preston North End, Sport
North End and Orient teams pay tribute to Sir Tom

North End and Orient teams pay tribute to Sir Tom

Deepdale was still and quiet, as over 13,000 people paid their tribute and respects to a legend of football.

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Sir Tom Finney passed away aged 91 and Preston supporters vowed to fill the stadium where he performed many of his greatest tricks.

Paul Melling was there to capture a game that finished even for North End and Leyton Orient, but football took a back seat as the Preston team all wore Finney on their back.

Hundreds of fans also gathered outside the stadium around The Splash statue to pay their respects.

Scarves, flowers and letters were pinned to the floor and onto the statue as Preston said goodbye to its favourite son.

In the seventh minute, Deepdale exploded into applause and chants of “there’s only one Tom Finney” and a giant banner was passed around emblazoned with Sir Tom’s face.

Goodbye Sir Tom, we shall miss you.

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