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Mizens laud Lions fans as Jimmy's Day nears

Read from Barry and Margaret Mizen...

18 April 2019

Barry and Margaret Mizen are looking forward to this year's 'Jimmy's Day' - and their way of saying thank you to Millwall fans for their incredible support as Brentford visit The Den on Good Friday.

'Jimmy's Day' celebrates the life of Jimmy Mizen, a young Millwall fan killed in May 2008, and also the work of the charity 'For Jimmy', set up in the wake of Jimmy's sad passing.

In the 11 years since, Barry and Margaret have worked tirelessly both locally and nationally to share their message of forgiveness, peace and hope, with it being echoed once more this Friday in SE16.

Speaking to during their visit to Millwall Community Trust on Wednesday afternoon, the Mizens stated that Jimmy's Day is the "highlight" of the year, and also reserved praise for Millwall's faithful support, claiming that their backing does not go unnoticed.

"We are so grateful of the love shown by this club from day one," said Barry. "The support has been there since then and continues from everyone. The love and care that they have shown for us gets reflected this Friday.

"Hopefully, it is our way of showing our love towards and saying thank you to the Millwall fans, but also to show the wider world that this is the true heart of this football club. It's a very special club and holds a very special place in our hearts, too, but Millwall is also a special club in the realms of football."

He added: "Let's come away from the easy rhetoric that everyone picks up on when something happens. There is a decency about this club, a traditional family love, and that is why I love it."

Meanwhile, Margaret commented on the "family" vibe at The Den, by saying: "Jimmy's Day is something we look forward to - it is the highlight of the year for us as a family, because it is our way of saying thank you to the fans. They are amazing to us, they follow us on social media and always have words of encouragement.

"If we look at family, Millwall Football Club is just that. The fans put their hands in their pockets, they are the most generous people you could meet, and I love every single one of them. Everywhere we go, we always make sure everyone knows we are Millwall supporters, and that we love everything we do."

For more information about 'For Jimmy' click here, whilst a message to all Millwall fans from Barry and Margaret can be seen in this Friday's matchday programme, which is dedicated to the charity.

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