Benik Afobe – Minute’s Applause
Following the tragic death of Benik Afobe’s two year old daughter Amora, we are encouraging all Fulham supporters to join in a minute’s applause organised by our friends from Bristol City on Saturday.
Football is the game it is because of the passion of rivalries and intensity of the competition – particularly when both teams are vying for promotion. But tragic events like the sad, sudden death of Benik Afobe’s young daughter put all of that into perspective. Any fan who is a parent or sibling will struggle to comprehend the sense of loss Benik and his family are feeling now – and all decent fans will feel for them.
That’s why the simple gesture of a minute’s applause at the weekend goes beyond any on pitch rivalry, and the Fulham Supporters’ Trust encourages Fulham fans to join in with Bristol City supporters in a minute’s applause as a gesture of condolence, solidarity and sympathy during the second minute of the game on Saturday.
Tom Greatrex, on behalf of the FST board
You can read more about the tribute by Bristol City fans in this article from the Bristol post.