Dave Whelan: 'We owe Margaret Thatcher a minute's silence'

Whelan: 'Thatcher deserves minute's silence'
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Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has claimed that he would be in favour of the club's players wearing black armbands in their FA Cup semi-final against Millwall as a tribute to Margaret Thatcher.

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has claimed that former prime minister Margaret Thatcher is owed a minute's silence following her death on Monday.

Thatcher died after suffering multiple strokes but the Premier League and Football League have both confirmed that clubs will not be asked to pay tribute to her in the coming days.

However, Whelan claims that he would be in favour of Wigan wearing black armbands in their FA Cup semi-final against Millwall on Saturday.

"We owe Mrs Thatcher a minute's silence," Whelan told BBC Sport.

"It is not my decision, the FA will make that, but I would be in favour of my players wearing an armband out of respect to Mrs Thatcher."

Thatcher served as prime minister between 1979 and 1990.

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