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Clacton: Footballers promote anti-knife message before FA Cup clash
10:00am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in News
CLACTON footballers warmed up for their huge FA Cup clash wearing charity t-shirts in a bid to help stamp out knife crime.
The FC Clacton touchline was packed with hundreds of spectators on Saturday as the club aimed for a giant-killing success in the famous competition.
And the players used their moment in the spotlight to promote anti-knife crime charity Only Cowards Carry.
They were kitted out in t-shirts bearing the charity’s logo during their warm-up before the game.
Club secretary and groundsman Barry Leatherdale said: “We are in the limelight at the moment because of our success in the cup, and we had TV cameras and all sorts down on Saturday.
“We just thought it was a great opportunity for us to make a difference to the community.
“Ours is a community club. We have teams of all ages and we put in a lot of work around Clacton.
“There have been some violent incidents in the town and we hate to see it, so we want to do anything we can to get the anti-knife crime message out there and stop this now."