Anass Zaroury & Burnley pay tribute to victims of Moroccan earthquake before Nottingham Forest game
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Both sides observed a minute’s silence ahead of tonight’s encounter at the City Ground, which kicked off at 7.45pm.
Zaroury, who started the game as a sub, was seen holding aloft the flag of his home nation on the bench alongside teammate Manuel Benson.
This weekend all players and match officials in the Premier League have worn black armbands as a mark of respect for the victims of an earthquake that devastated parts of Morocco and floods that ravaged eastern Libya.
The magnitude 7 earthquake that struck Morocco last week has left a trail of heartbreaking destruction behind. Nearly 3,000 lost their lives in the disaster, while over 5,500 others have reported injuries of varying severities.
In Libya, a powerful storm dubbed Storm Daniel has caused untold destruction in the coastal Mediterranean city of Derna, with over 11,000 confirmed dead so far and tens of thousands more missing.
“The Premier League is deeply saddened by the recent tragic events in Morocco and Libya,” the Premier League said in a statement.
"All matches this weekend will pay tribute after the tragic earthquakes which have affected thousands of lives.”
“As a mark of respect, Premier League players and match officials will wear black armbands and observe a moment’s silence ahead of kick-off at fixtures during Matchweek 5, from Saturday 16 September to Monday 18 September.”