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55th minute applause for Wrexham legend Jacko

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Oct 6th, 2017.

Tomorrow fans at the Racecourse will stand for a minutes applause in the 55th minute in a fitting tribute to Ian ‘Jacko’ Roberts who has passed away aged 55.

For anyone who has attended Wrexham games they will be more than familiar with the legendary Jacko keenly leading, or enthusiastically coaxing, the singing on the Kop or most recently from the stands.

The Football Club paid tribute on the official website, writing: “All of us here at Wrexham Football Club are extremely saddened to hear about the passing of Ian “Jacko” Roberts at the age of 55.”

“Jacko, from Rhos, synonymous with pretty much anyone associated with Wrexham AFC had been bravely battling cancer for the past few years.

“Not only was Jacko infamously the main singer in the Kop and later the GUS Stand, he was a member of the Froncysyllte male voice choir. His voice is Wrexham and it always will be. Even during the most drab encounter on the field, his voice and enthusiasm for the club could instantly lift the atmosphere and mood.

“Jacko was a kind and gentle man behind all of the singing and will be severely missed by us all here at the club.”

Many many more tributes have been left on his personal facebook page, on social media , fans forums and fan sites throughout the day.

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