Very thoughtful young Chesterfield footballers join together to remember 9/11 victims
Two young footballers have won praise for the very thoughtful way they commemorated the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.
The Chesterfield Junior Blues under-15 players - who were wearing number 9 and 11 shirts - decided to get together on the pitch after last Wednesday night's game to remember the 2,977 victims of the atrocity in New York in 2001.
Anthony Payne, manager of the team, said: "Young people get a lot of bad publicity, but two of our players, Dec and Kian, said that they wanted to honour those who died in the 9/11 attacks by combining their shirt numbers for a photo together.
"Bearing in mind these events happened before they were even born show the effect they still have on people of all ages 18 years on - but also our two lads doing this, thought up totally by themselves, shows how a generation that's often criticised has so many positives to offer too."