Peterborough United Football Club are shocked and saddened by the death of 21-year-old Groundsman Will Whitney at the age of 21.
The club are planning to pay tribute to Will, who was not only a friend and colleague but also a supporter of the football club as well as an employee of Idverde, the company in charge of the upkeep of the pitch at the Weston Homes Stadium and the Mick George Training Academy, at their next home fixture against Portsmouth on Saturday 7th March.
Staff, both at the stadium and the training ground, as well as players were left in shock, particularly given the tragic circumstances of his death.
A club spokesman said: "Everyone connected with the football club were shocked to learn of Will's death. We are in constant contact with the family at this incredibly difficult time and are offering support to colleagues affected by his tragic death."
In an appeal on Twitter, Karl Standley, the Head Groundsman at Wembley said: "Groundsmanship is a small community. As a mark of respect for the passing of Will, please could we wear black armbands this weekend or at your next fixture to honour him."