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Chelsea fans hold minute’s applause for SB.TV founder Jamal Edwards

Chelsea fans held a minute’s applause in honour of the late SB.TV founder Jamal Edwards during last night’s (February 22) Champions League game against Lille.

Edwards passed away on Sunday morning (February 20) at the age of 31. His mother Brenda confirmed that he died “after a sudden illness” and said that she was “completely devastated” by her son’s death.

READ MORE: RIP Jamal Edwards, an inspiration who turned SB.TV into a Black British cultural dynasty

Edwards was a big Chelsea supporter, and the club were among those to pay tribute to him as news of his death broke on Sunday.

“We’re deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jamal Edwards,” Chelsea wrote in a tweet. “An inspiration to many, we’re honoured that he was part of our Chelsea family.”

We’re deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jamal Edwards. An inspiration to many, we’re honoured that he was part of our Chelsea family.

Our thoughts are with everyone who knew and loved him. pic.twitter.com/QbVOf6RU6Z

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 20, 2022

During last night’s Champions League tie, which Chelsea won 2-0, Chelsea fans held a minute’s applause in the 31st minute of the game to pay their respects to Edwards.

You can see a selection of clips that were filmed inside Stamford Bridge last night below.

A minute’s applause for Jamal Edwards who sadly passed away on Sunday.

1-0 [31’] #CheLil

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 22, 2022

31 Minutes, RIP Jamal “His One Of Our Own” @jamaledwards @ChelseaFC pic.twitter.com/cLNNgKQuuH

— Billy Brennan (@billybrennan247) February 22, 2022

The whole of Stamford Bridge clapping for @jamaledwards in the 31st minute of Chelsea’s Champions League game against Lille tonight. Beautiful

CC: @GilHogarth pic.twitter.com/jj7aNntrnS

— GRM Daily (@GRMDAILY) February 22, 2022

A minute’s applause by Chelsea fans for Jamal Edwards on the 31st minute.

Rest in power, Jamal pic.twitter.com/7CVFysbDvQ

— VERSUS (@vsrsus) February 22, 2022

A candlelit vigil was held in Edwards’ memory in Acton, the area of London that he grew up in, on Monday night (February 21).

The likes of Dave, AJ Tracey and London Mayor Sadiq Khan were among those to pay tribute to Edwards following the news of his death last weekend.

In 2014, Edwards received an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. At 24, he was one of the youngest people to ever receive the honour.

Thinking of the family of Jamal Edwards today.

His work in music but also as an ambassador for a new generation, including his work for The Prince’s Trust, were an inspiration to so many. https://t.co/upNgux1mxU

— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) February 21, 2022

Prince Charles was also among those to pay tribute to Edwards earlier this week, writing: “His work in music but also as an ambassador for a new generation, including his work for The Prince’s Trust, were an inspiration to so many.”

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