English club Hull City announced they will mark the death long-time team supporter, Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, at the new season opener Saturday.
Sharif, a hero from Egypt’s golden age of cinema, died in July at the age of 83 after suffering a heart attack at a Cairo hospital.
The legendary actor had been a supporter of the Tigers since being introduced to the club by acting colleague Sir Tom Courtenay in the 1960s.
The Lawrence of Arabia star would often call the club when filming on location to find out the latest score and full time result.
Hull City, who finished runners-up to Arsenal in the FA Cup in 2014, are currently playing in the Championship League after their relegation from the English Premier League last season after they placed 18th in the team table with only 35 points.
The Tigers will start their Championship campaign Saturday when they host Huddersfield Town.
The English club is owned by Egyptian businessman Assem Allam.
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