Date: 10th November 2016 at 7:14am
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Limited edition Mitre footballs will be in action this weekend in League One and Two games as a mark of respect for our military fallen.

The Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal is upon us and footballs with a Poppy logo on them will be used in games across this weekend’s fixtures.

As part of the annual remembrance and charity drive, whilst clubs may also be doing their own individual things, clubs have agreed to supply the Football League with signed shirts that will be auctioned later this month.

In the last two years alone more than £200,000 has been raised for the RBL.

Sky Bet spokesman Sandro Di Michele explained.

‘We`re delighted to be continuing our relationship with the Royal British Legion into a third season after raising a terrific amount of money last year. The Poppy balls are fitting way to show our support to this worthiest of causes.’

Chris Vernazza of the RBL added.

‘We`d like to extend our gratitude to Sky Bet for supporting the Legion through the shirt auction and the Poppy balls this year. The money raised for the Poppy Appeal goes towards supporting vital services such as The Royal British Legion`s Family Holiday Breaks, providing the families of serving and ex-Service personnel the chance to take a break away from the strains of everyday life.’

If fans have an interest in the auctions, they can make their interest known by clicking here.