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Leyton Orient fans set up petition to get stand renamed after Justin Edinburgh

Leyton Orient supporters have recently set up a petition to get one of their club’s stands renamed after Justin Edinburgh.

On Saturday, the National League title winning manager sadly passed away due a cardiac arrest just days after he attended the Champions League final to watch his former club Tottenham Hotspur.

Following the huge amounts of tributes from the football world, the O’s tweeted: “We’re touched by all the love and kindness. Rest in peace, Justin. We love you with all our hearts. Forever.”

Orient fan, Tor Bartram, started a petition to the club to get the West Stand name to be changed to Justin Edinburgh (West) Stand. It has since been signed thousands of times. Click on the photo below or HERE if you want to sign it.

The change.org page reads: “Following the sudden and tragic death of Justin Edinburgh, it can only be right that we, as a club remember Justin Edinburgh in a fitting way. By renaming the West Stand to the Justin Edinburgh (West) Stand, this would be a fitting tribute to the man who turned the club around from 20th in the conference to league winners for the first time since 1970, in only 16 months.”

Following Edinburgh’s death, Orient chairman Nigel Travis said: “We are completely heartbroken by this tragedy.

“All our thoughts and love are with the Edinburgh family and we know from the messages that have flooded into the Club over the last week that the wider football world will share our sentiments.

“The success that Justin brought to Leyton Orient was incredible, but more importantly the impact he had on us all as a winner and a wonderful, inspirational human being will be his legacy and will stay with us forever.”

Since his tragic death, the fans, players and staff have turned up to the ground to pay their respects by leaving shirts, scarves, flowers and photos of him before also shedding many a tear.

Take a look at the touching and rather emotional photos below…


After learning that a petition has been set up to have the West Stand at Brisbane Road renamed, fans took to give their reaction, many of those hoping it happens – check out what they wrote on the next page.


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