Rotherham United would like to thank everybody that contributed to our poppy shirts – which were worn against Queens Park Rangers – raising £5,274 for the Royal British Legion through the MatchWornShirt.com auction.
Millers fans collectively raised a total of over £5,000 by bidding on the shirts worn by their team in the draw against the Rs on Saturday 4th November – a game which marked our closest Saturday home matchday to Remembrance Day.
This season’s shirts featured some additional commemorative writing around the poppy and it was goalkeeper Viktor Johansson’s jersey which commanded the highest fee, selling for an incredible final bid of £631.
The scorer of Rotherham United’s goal in the 1-1 draw had his shirt sell for a close second to Johansson, with Georgie Kelly’s ending at £523.
Georgie Kelly celebrates in his poppy shirt
We would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly thank every single person that was involved in the bidding for the jerseys, which have allowed us to follow-up our gestures of respect for our fallen servicemen and women with an amazing donation to the Royal British Legion.
We hope that the winners of each respective auction enjoy their match worn shirts.