Robert Arrigo was paid a tribute by the Old Trafford crowd prior to Wednesday’s English Premier League clash between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Arrigo, who was an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan, passed away on Tuesday after a long illness, aged 67.
The gesture was made through the intervention of Nationalist Party MP Robert Cutajar who initially had planned to send a message of best wishes to Arrigo prior to the Premier League match at Old Trafford.
But following Arrigo’s death on Tuesday, Cutajar was forced to change the message into a tribute for his fellow Nationalist Party colleague.
“Robert Arrigo is a person that I have known far before he entered the politics arena, through his involvement in sport,” Cutajar told the Times of Malta.
“Robert is a Tottenham Hotspur supporter and for Wednesday’s match at Old Trafford I had planned to send him my best wishes of a speedy recovery through a message that I had to pass on to ground compere Alan Keegan.
“However, unfortunately I had to change this message into a tribute to my friend Robert Arrigo.”
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