Burnley will be accompanied by elderly fans to the pitch in their FA Cup tie against Lincoln
The club will become the first professional English football club to replace children with some of the Claret’s oldest fans with ages ranking from 69 up to 85.
In 2016 Swedish club AIK paid similar tribute to its older fans inviting the some elderly fans to walk out with the players in a league match against Gefle IF.
Burnley will face Lincoln in the FA Cup fifth round
Chief Executive of Burnley in the Community, Neil Hart, said: “At Burnley FC in the Community we are committed to working with a diverse range of people to achieve our mission of inspiring, supporting and delivering change to communities.
"We pride ourselves on being an inclusive club and thought what better opportunity to celebrate Burnley FC’s oldest fans than by getting them involved in such an exciting occasion.
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Non-league Sutton United had reason to celebrate in 1989 when they eliminated top flight Coventry in the third round thanks to goals from Tony Hains and Matthew Hanlan
We wanted to make the gesture to give back to the lifetime of support they have given to the club.
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"We hope that everyone will join us in giving them a big cheer on Saturday!”