Villa captain retires

Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has announced his retirement from football after a battle with leukaemia. 3,000 fans will today wear masks of Petrov to mark his retirement.

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3,000 Stilliyan Petrov's attending Villa v Wigan match

Stilliyan Petrov masks ready to be worn by Villa fans Credit: @HeartOfTheHolte

A company near Leamington Spa has donated 3,000 Stilliyan Petrov masks to Aston Villa fans heading to Wigan this Sunday, in honour of their retiring Captain following his battle with acute leukaemia.

Mask-arade from Southam, have sent the masks free of charge. Masks are also being sold online, with profits being donated to Cure Leukaemia.

Villa fans have dubbed this weekend's fixture 'Stiliyan Petrov Day'.

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