Southampton cancel MK Dons game after death of chairman

Southampton's League One fixture against MK Dons on Saturday has been postponed following the death of chairman Markus Liebherr.

Southampton's League One fixture against MK Dons on Saturday has been postponed following the death of chairman Markus Liebherr.

The German-born businessman died at the age of 62 and the Saints have thanked MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman and the Football League for agreeing to call off the game.

A book of condolence will be available at Southampton's St Mary's stadium, while a memorial has already been created outside reception at the ground.

Winkelman told mkdons.com: "Having recently lost my own father I can understand just what a difficult time this is for all concerned.

"On behalf of the board of directors, the manager, the players, staff and supporters of our club, I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to Mr Liebherr's family, friends and everyone associated with Southampton Football Club."

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