Everton and Liverpool have both urged fans to come together for a minute’s applause to remember Ava White during tonight’s Merseyside derby.
The two great rivals have collectively urged supporters to applaud upon the 12th in memory of the late Ava White who was just 12 years of age during tonight’s encounter at Goodison Park.
Tragic Ava died after being stabbed in Liverpool City Centre on November 25th while attending the switching on of the Christmas lights with her friends.
A statement released on Everton’s social media pages read: “Tonight at Goodison, we ask both sets of supporters to applaud on 12 minutes in memory of 12-year-old Ava White, who tragically lost her life in the city centre last week.”
Liverpool later reposted the statement on their Twitter account with a blue and red heart. Ava died after suffering “ catastrophic injuries” in an assault in Liverpool city centre.
She had been out with friends for the Christmas Lights switch on when a verbal row developed into an “assault on her with a knife”, Merseyside Police said.
The Year 8 pupil at Notre Dame Catholic College has been described as “unique” and “hugely popular” amid a host of tributes.
Merseyside Police confirmed a 14-year-old boy had been charged with her murder, as well as possession of a bladed article on Sunday night.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons because of his age, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court this morning. He could stand trial next May.
Tonight at Goodison, we ask both sets of supporters to applaud on 12 minutes in memory of 12-year-old Ava White, who tragically lost her life in the city centre last week. 💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/7HkXwiJ7vG
— Everton (@Everton) December 1, 2021