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Spireites FA Cup Minute's Silence for Air Crash Victims

2 December 2016

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There will be a minute's silence ahead of the Spireites' FA Cup tie with Wycombe Wanderers tomorrow in memory of the victims of the air crash in Colombia earlier this week.

As a mark of respect to the victims of the tragic air accident in Colombia this week, which included members of Brazilian football club Chapecoense Real travelling to the Copa Sudamericana Final, the Spireites and Chairboys will also wear black armbands throughout the second-round tie.

The following message will be read out before kick-off, as the football family unites to pay tribute to those who lost their lives so tragically.

"Ladies and Gentleman. 

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, a plane carrying 77 passengers crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia. Just six people survived.

The aircraft was carrying players and officials from Brazilian side Associação Chapecoense de Futebol. The team had been due to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana, against Columbian side Atletico Nacional on Wednesday night.  

A period of three days of mourning has been declared in Brazil and players here today will wear black armbands in respect to the 71 people who tragically lost their lives."

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