Town fans urged to stage minute’s applause in memory of Dick Parker at Reading game
Ipswich Town kitman James Pullen is calling on Blues fans to pay tribute to much-loved club stalwart Dick Parker with a minute’s applause this weekend.
Parker, 67, died last weekend after working for the club for 20 years, most recently as academy kitman and caretaker at Playford Road.
His death prompted a huge outpouring of heartfelt messages from players past and present, led by boss Mick McCarthy, as well as fans.
Now Pullen has called on fans to stage a minute’s applause in the 67th minute of their Championship clash with Reading on Saturday as a way of honouring the incredibly popular Parker.
“Please, please, please show your appreciation for Dick Parker, who sadly passed away on Saturday December 9th,” Pullen, 35, wrote on Facebook.
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“Dick was a highly-valued member of staff at the football club and everybody loved him! We need everybody to pull together for a minute’s applause on the 67th minute (his age).
“I will be putting black armbands out for the players so can we all stick together as one and make this happen.”
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