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79th minute of applause planned for Huddersfield v Newcastle match

2 years ago

It is Huddersfield v Newcastle on Sunday as United look to pick up their first points of the season.

The occasion will also see 60 seconds of applause in the 79th minute to salute a hero.

Bernard Kenny received the award for bravery in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for trying to prevent the right wing extremist Thomas Mair from attacking MP Jo Cox, who died from her injuries.

The attack happened in June last year and the Huddersfield Town fan was awarded the George Medal in recognition of his bravery.

Despite the danger and his advanced years, Bernard Kenny ran from his car in a desperate bid to save her life, he was stabbed and the blade pierced his liver, narrowly missing his heart and other major organs.

Stabbed in the stomach with a 10 inch blade, Kenny survived the attack, but sadly died on Monday from cancer aged 79.

Huddersfield commercial director Sean Jarvis has confirmed there will be a minute’s applause in the 79th minute for Bernard Kenny during the Newcastle match, with a picture of Mr Kenny to be shown on the big screen.

Sean Jarvis:

We are all saddened by Bernard’s passing. We got asked by fans if we would support the tributes and we believe it would be fitting for a true Terrier.”


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