The Football League has asked its clubs to hold a minute's applause ahead of matches this weekend to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at the age of 95.

Football League Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: "Nelson Mandela was an inspiration to millions and his determination, courage and forgiveness marked him out as a truly great man. We are delighted to give clubs and their supporters the opportunity to pay their own tributes to Nelson Mandela and recognise his extraordinary legacy."