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Sir Tom Finney Museum campaign continues to grow

Facebook page calling for a Sir Tom Finney Museum to open in Preston Credit: Facebook

A Facebook campaign calling for an old museum to be dedicated to Sir Tom Finney, who died last week aged 91 has attracted over 12,000 likes in just a few days and is likely to keep on growing.

Preston North End fans Kevin Riding and Nick Lenehan set up the page calling for the old National Football museum, which now lies empty at the club's Deepdale stadium, to be transformed into the Sir Tom Finney museum.

Fans launch campaign to create Sir Tom Finney museum

Preston North End fans Kevin Riding and Nick Lenehan set up the page which has attracted nearly 10,000 likes Credit: Facebook

A Facebook campaign calling for an old museum to be dedicated to Sir Tom Finney, who died last week aged 91 has attracted nearly 10,000 likes.

Preston North End fans Kevin Riding and Nick Lenehan set up the page calling for the old National Football museum, which now lies empty at the club's Deepdale stadium, to be transformed into the Sir Tom Finney museum.

Kevin said "I am amazed by the support this page is receiving, but not surprised by the esteem that Sir Tom Finney is held in."

Tributes from around the world have poured in for the former England footballer, with David Beckham describing him as a "true gentleman".

Finney played for Preston North End for his entire career and represented England at three World Cups.

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Minute's applause plan for Finney tribute

Sir Tom Finney Credit: PA Pictures

Fans of Preston North End and MK Dons are being asked to come together in memory of Sir Tommy Finney, who died on Friday at the age of 91.

PNE travel to stadiummk tonight, Tuesday, and supporters are urged to applaud throughout the seventh minute as a mark of respect to Sir Tom.

Sir Tom played in the number seven shirt for Preston.

Mk Dons were an integral part of Sir Tom’s 90th birthday celebrations at Deepdale two seasons ago.

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