Charlton Athletic have placed a club scarf on police officer Keith Palmer’s seat, after the Addicks fan was killed in a terror attack in Westminster.
Pc Palmer, 48 years old, was fatally stabbed by the attacker outside Parliament – he had attended Charlton games as a fan for “many years” according to the club.
— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) March 23, 2017
On their club website, Charlton said: “Keith was a familiar face at The Valley to many supporters and sat in his same East Stand seat for many years.
“As an immediate tribute, a red-and-white scarf has been placed on his seat which will remain until the next home game on Tuesday April 4, while the club will discuss ways in which it can commemorate his life at the game itself.
“Keith was a true hero who will be greatly missed by all the Charlton family, and everyone at the club would like to offer their sincere condolences to his family and friends at this extremely difficult time.”
Meanwhile, other fans of the London club remembered Palmer on social media.
Just found out the police officer who was stabbed and died today was a Charlton fan. Rest easy Keith, The Valley will miss you. #cafc
— natasha ✨ (@tashaeverittx) March 22, 2017
RIP Keith Palmer. An Addick risking his life for others sleep well Keith. #cafc
— Finchy (@Dan_Finchy) March 23, 2017
Fellow supporters, colleagues and politicians also paid tribute.
One wrote on forum Charlton Life: “Reading these comments has made me well up and I don’t do emotion. Keith was a true gent and has died a hero, RIP mate. You’ll be sorely missed in our little East Stand huddle.”