Fans gathered at Bloomfield Road ahead of Blackpool Tower being lit up tangerine in tribute to pay homage to Seasiders legend Stan Mortensen.
A special ceremony was held at the statue of the late Seasiders star at the ground to honour him on what would have been his 100th birthday.
Tony said: “He was a real larger than life character and it’s great to pay tribute to him like this.”
Nine tangerine footballs were placed at the foot of the statue in memory of Jordan Banks, the nine year old killed by lightning in Blackpool earlier this month
A minute’s applause also took place in tribute.
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