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Huddersfield Town players Alex Smithies, Jon Stead and Jordan Sinnott have spoken about what Remembrance Day means to them ahead of this Saturday’s match with Birmingham.
The Club is using the match to support Remembrance Day and the players will wear shirts featuring the poppy emblem.
Give Us An H, the Club’s match day magazine, is backing Remembrance Day in its 100th edition and spoke to the aforementioned players about what they day means to them.
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Midfielder Jordan Sinnott will be paying his respects this Sunday after his uncle tragically died while serving in the RAF. Sinnott’s brother, Tom, has also recently taken his first steps towards joining the army.
“It was a bit of a shock and didn’t really sink in at first, but he wants to do it so I’m happy for him, I’m sure he’ll be alright, he can look after himself” he said regarding his brother’s decision to the joined the armed forces.
“It was horrible what happened to my Uncle but I think that has inspired my brother, and it’s something he has always wanted to do, so hats off to him.”
Alex Smithies also has a relative who served in the army: “My Grandad was a very clever man and he worked for the army behind the scenes monitoring the satellites and radars. All the players are very proud to support Remembrance Day; there is much more to life than just football and every day you see how wars affect families and how brave the soldiers are who serve and protect our country.”
West Yorkshire derby match winner Jon Stead will also be paying his respects this Sunday.
“Both my grandparents fought in the war, and my ‘Grandad Stead’ is a member of the War Veterans so he will be at the march in London. They did what they did for us, so we can enjoy ourselves, and it’s a good day to remember those who have lost their lives.”