Hull City

Club To Thank NHS Staff With Minutes Applause Ahead Of Charlton Game

18 June 2020
Hull City will join other Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two Play-Off Clubs to come together this weekend to recognise the brave efforts of our NHS key workers who have continued to support our wider communities throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

Players from across the three divisions will wear shirts featuring an ‘NHS Rainbow – Thank You’ emblem and a period of applause will take place prior to the Club’s Sky Bet Championship home game against Charlton Athletic, as Clubs and players collectively display their gratitude for those working on the frontline.

Over the past three months, the EFL, its Clubs and Club Community Organisations have paid their own special tributes, with many working closely alongside their local NHS Trusts, donating resources, providing facilities for use and organising player or manager content to say thank you.

In addition to the emblem on playing shirts and minute’s applause, Clubs will also show their continued support through their own media channels and through various in-stadia displays during the selected fixtures.

The ‘NHS Rainbow – Thank You’ emblem will also remain on playing shirts for all remaining fixtures of the 2019/20 Season.

James Scott, who will be hoping to make his first competitive appearance for the Tigers against Charlton, said: “It’s great to see the minutes applause happening. It’s only right that, on the weekend that we return to action after the coronavirus pandemic, we pay a fitting tribute to the NHS key workers that continue to work on the frontline.

“All we can do is try to help raise awareness of the fantastic work these people have done in the past few months. Taking part in a minutes applause before the Charlton game at the weekend is a chance for us to join footballers up and down the country in showing our gratitude.”