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Prices cut for Thompson tribute

Eddie Thompson
Thompson was respected across Scottish football

Dundee United have reduced the ticket prices for Saturday's match against St Mirren to give fans the opportunity to pay tribute to Eddie Thompson.

The club chairman died last week following a battle with cancer and the Thompson family requested that ticket prices be set at 5 for all spectators.

A minute's silence will also be held prior to kick-off.

Chief executive Stephen Thompson said: "A minute's silence is the most appropriate way to mark the occasion."

Thompson's funeral service will take place at 1300 GMT on Wednesday 22 October at St Mary's Episcopal Church in Broughty Ferry.

United fans are also encouraged to sport the club's famous tangerine colours at the match against St Mirren as final tribute to the charismatic chairman.

The Scottish Premier League postponed United's league match against Rangers on Saturday as a mark of respect.

Tributes poured in from the world of Scottish football following Thompson's death and fans across Scotland held a minute's applause prior to kick-off in the weekend SPL fixtures.

"We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kind and moving tributes paid to my father and for the wonderful response by supporters of all SPL clubs, and at other grounds, before each game at the weekend," said the chairman's son.

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