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Plymouth Argyle fans remember former MP Michael Foot

Michael Foot presented with Plymouth Argyle plaque
Mr Foot continued to follow his team throughout his political career

Nearly 10,000 football fans, players and officials joined in a minute's applause to remember Michael Foot.

The former Labour leader and Plymouth Devonport MP - who died earlier this week at the age of 96 - was a lifelong Plymouth Argyle supporter.

Mr Foot was made an honorary player on his 90th birthday.

Such was his passion for the Pilgrims, he persuaded residents near his Hampstead home to change the name of the street to "Pilgrim's Lane".

Mr Foot, who was born in Plymouth in 1913, became an Argyle supporter at the age of eight, when his father Isaac began taking him and his brother to watch the team.

Argyle chairman Paul Stapleton said his one regret was not being able to fulfil a promise made to Mr Foot to get the Championship club to the Premiership.

Players and fans from the visiting team, Preston North End, joined the Green Army in their tribute to a fellow Pilgrim.


Fans, players and officials applaud Plymouth Argyle follower and former Labour leader Michael Foot who died earlier this week, aged 96

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