Preston North End supporters plan tribute to fellow fan who died in Ethiopian Airlines crash

Sam Pegram Preston North End
Preston North End fans will pay tribute to fellow supporter Sam Pegram who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash.

Football fans have planned an emotional tribute to fellow supporter Sam Pegram, who was among the casualties in Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash.

The 25-year-old Preston North End fan will be remembered with a minute’s applause in the 25th minute of the Championship fixture at Deepdale against Birmingham City today.

Sam’s photograph will be displayed on the giant screen inside the stadium of the club he had supported since childhood, with his grieving parents and family joining PNE supporters in the stand to share the emotional moment with fans.

Sam Pegram
Sam Pegram. Photo: Facebook

Preston supporters had been asking on social media if they could do something at the match and the club are providing the family with a private room before they are escorted to their seats in the Sir Tom Finney Stand at the famous football ground.

Sam had been travelling to Nairobi with a colleague from the Norwegian Refugee Council when the crash happened, killing all 157 on board including 8 other Britons and an Irish national.

The flight’s black boxes have been retrieved and are now being examined in Paris.

Sam’s dad Mark said: “It means a lot to us that fans who had never met him were calling for a tribute and we think a minute’s applause is the right way to remember Sam.

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