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Show Your Support With Football Shirt Friday!

Written by Sam Skelding

Take part in Football Shirt Friday to support The Bobby Moore Fund.

Whether you’re a Gooner, a Hammer, or just enjoy the beautiful game, on Friday 17th April, The Bobby Moore Fund is asking sports fans nationwide to put team rivalry aside and unite against the common enemy, cancer. For one day only, don your footy shirt – old or new – in memory of World Cup winner Bobby Moore.

This year marks the third annual Football Shirt Friday, which as always, will take place during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month to highlight a disease that took Bobby’s life over twenty years ago, at the age of just 51.

The inspiration behind Football Shirt Friday comes from one of the most famous images of Bobby, taken at the 1970 World Cup, where he swapped football shirts with Brazilian legend Pelé. Shown as a sign of respect between the opposing players, it’s a gesture that has been recreated by footballers worldwide ever since.

Former England player Ian Wright MBE said: “As both a football player and fan, Bobby Moore has been a huge inspiration over the years and someone I’ve always looked up to, which is why it feels so important to get everyone involved in Football Shirt Friday to raise funds and honour his memory.’​’

Bobby’s wife Stephanie Moore MBE, set up the Fund in partnership with Cancer Research UK to raise money for research into the disease. To date, over £21m has been raised to fund groundbreaking bowel cancer research.

So get your team together for Friday 17th April and make Bobby proud!

To find out more, visit www.footballshirtfriday.org. Make sure you also follow #FootballShirtFriday on the Bobby Moore Fund Facebook page and Cancer Research UK’s Twitter and Instagram.

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