England teams to wear black armbands
Wednesday, 03 March, 2010
Both Senior and Under-21 sides will pay respect to Keith Alexander.
After the death of Macclesfield Town manager Keith Alexander at the age of 53 last night, both the England and England Under-21 team will wear black armbands this evening during their matches against Egypt and Greece respectively.
Following conversations between Chief Executive Ian Watmore and the England management and players, it was decided that it would be appropriate for the players to wear the armbands as a mark of respect.
Keith Alexander was involved in football for more than 35 years, initially as a player with Grimsby Town, Stockport County and Mansfield Town along with many non-League clubs. He scored at Wembley back in 1980 helping Stamford to win the FA Vase. He also played international football for St Lucia. He then went into management with Lincoln City, Peterborough United and Macclesfield and also had a spell as Director Of Football at Bury.