Tributes to passionate Posh fan and charity fundraiser

Andy Mills supporting his beloved Peterborough United. Picture: Joe Dent/theposh.com
Andy Mills supporting his beloved Peterborough United. Picture: Joe Dent/theposh.com
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Posh fans are being urged to pay tribute to a passionate supporter who passed away this week.

Tributes have been paid to Andy Mills from fellow fans, players and others associated with Peterborough.

Andy was well known in the club, and was involved in helping the Free Kicks Foundation, the charity which helps deserving children become mascots at football matches.

Today a spokesman for Peterborough United said: “We were all saddened to learn of the passing of Andy Mills. Andy was not just a huge supporter of the football club, but he was also a big part of helping the club’s charity, the Free Kicks Foundation, with fundraising and support. We will be urging fans to get involved in a minute’s applause at our next home league game with Blackburn Rovers on the 9th December. We will confirm details of that shortly.”

Yesterday, The Free Kick’s Foundation tweeted: “We are devastated to learn that our friend Andy Mills @SuperPosh passed away last night. Andy has supported us right from the start of Free Kicks as donor, fundraiser, footballer, cricketer, golfer, quizzer world record breaker. RIP Millsy one of the best.”

Others at Peterborough United also used social media to pay their respects.

Manager Grant McCann said: “Very sad to hear the passing of posh fan Andy Mills, thoughts go out to his family and friends.#RIP”

Former Posh defender Gabriel Zakuani tweeted: “Rest In Peace Andy Mills, a very good man and a very passionate Posh fan who I had the pleasure of meeting on many occasions. Thoughts go out to his friends and family #RipAndy #pufc”

The Peterborough United Independent Supporters Association (PISA 2000) posted on Facebook and said: “It is with great sadness that PISA 2000 announce the passing away of long time committee member and well known POSH fan Andy Mills.

“Millsy for the past few years has done the thankless task of being the membership secretary and despite being very ill only relinquished his duties a couple of weeks ago.

“Known as a gentle giant he had a massive POSH programme collection and an encyclopedic knowledge of all things to do with the club. He also told some terrible jokes.

“Our love and support goes to his wife Helen, all PISA and POSH will miss him greatly.

“We are hoping to do a little something on the day of the Blackburn match in tribute.”