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06/12/2013 06:53 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 16:01 GMT

Nelson Mandela Death: Premier League Matches To Hold Minute's Applause

All 10 Premier League matches this weekend will hold a minute's applause in tribute to the late Nelson Mandela.

Mandela died aged 95 on Thursday, and tributes have poured in from the world of sport.

A minute's silence or applause is usually reserved for figures within football, however the Premier League has made an exception for the former South African president.

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Mandela poses with Manchester United, on tour in South Africa, in 1993

The second day of Australia and England's Ashes Test in Adelaide was preceded by a minute's silence, hours after news of Mandela's passing was confirmed.

In April, there were no displays of respect at Premier League games following the death of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, with many supporters celebrating her demise.