Wembley pays respects to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal match-up

 

The 2017 Community Shield was dedicated to victims of the tragedy with both clubs donating proceeds to the support fund and an immaculate minute’s silence falling down on the famous ground

Flowers were placed on the sideline and a minute’s silence was held to honour the victims before kick off.

The Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal has been dedicated to the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy

The Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal has been dedicated to the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy

A moment of silence was held before kick off to honour those affected by the fire

A moment of silence was held before kick off to honour those affected by the fire

The match between Chelsea and Arsenal has been dedicated to fire victims.

The FA along with both London clubs and McDonald’s are aiming to raise £1.23million by donating the proceeds from the match.

Before the match the Choir for Grenfell performed ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ in front of an emotional audience.

The audience included over 1,000 family members of victims, survivors and emergency service personnel who were invited to the match.

A few of the guests along with FA Chairman Greg Clarke placed wreaths on the pitch before the minutes silence was held.

The players of both teams also wore black armbands to pay their respects.

Arsenal and Chelsea pay tribute to the Grenfell fire victims ahead of the Community Shield at Wembley

The Choir for Grenfell sing ‘Bridge over troubled Water’ ahead of the Community Shield at Wembley

Emergency services personnel were invited to Wembley for the match as well as the families of victims and survivors

Emergency services personnel were invited to Wembley for the match as well as the families of victims and survivors

FA chairman Greg Clark and guests observe a minute silence in memory of the victims

FA chairman Greg Clark and guests observe a minute silence in memory of the victims

Flowers were places on the pitch for the victims of the tragedy

Flowers were places on the pitch for the victims of the tragedy

The Community Shield has a long history of benefiting the the community, last year the trophy was sold at auction to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, raising £40,000.

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