Football and life was put into perspective with the sad news on Friday morning that the Pompey Supporters’ Trust Chairman, Ken Malley had died following a recent stroke.
Vice Chairman Tom Dearie said “This is a desperately sad time. Ken will be greatly missed by us all on the PST board, Portsmouth Community Football Club and everyone who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ken’s family at this time.”
Tributes flooded in on social media:
@slowhandtrap: Ken Malley was a PST volunteer who did not get paid for the work he did, not because he was worthless but because he was priceless. RIP x
@AshBeen23: Ken was a very special man who loved PFC and worked tremendously hard not just for PFC but the rights of football fans across the country
@colinfarmery: So sad to hear the news about Ken Malley. It was a privilege to have known him and worked with him. His loss leaves a huge void #pompey #PST
@mickwill: A real loss to Pompey & football fans everywhere – one of the good guys. My thoughts are with his friends and family. RIP Ken Malley
@bobbeech: We’ve lost a giant of a man in Ken Malley someone I’m proud to call a friend He did more than most know to ensure we have a club RIP mate
@LondonPompey: RIP Ken Malley. A lovely guy who had time for all fans. Thank you for everything you did for the club we love. Our thoughts with his family.
@Backinpompey: Like many I’d never met Ken Malley personally but heard much about his devotion to #pompey. Sounds like we’ve lost one of the good guys RIP
@The_FSF: With sadness we learn of the death of FSF colleague & @FSF_FreeLions fans’ embassy stalwart Ken Malley RIP Ken.
@MrKimbell: Desperately sad news about the passing of Ken Malley – @PompeyTrust Chairman. Rest In Peace, Ken
@bobbeech: When we shuffle off this mortal coil we all hope to leave some sort of legacy Ken Malley certainly did
Our thoughts and condolences go out to Ken’s family and friends.