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WATCH: Premier League pays tribute to Nelson Mandela with moment of silence

Nelson Mandela

FILE - In this May 15, 2004 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela lifts the World Cup trophy in Zurich, Switzerland, after FIFA’s executive committee announced that South Africa would host the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. Mandela was pivotal in helping the country win the right to host the tournament. South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)


Across the Premier League on Saturday, a moments silence will be held at every single stadium to pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela.

The former President of South Africa passed away on Thursday and had a huge impact on the people and culture of the United Kingdom, as he did around the globe.

Watch the video above to see players and fans of Manchester United and Newcastle pay tribute to one of the greatest humanitarians in history.

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