Flemming Bamse Jørgensen honoured in football match

Danish football club AGF won last night 2-0 on home field in a match that served as a tribute to Flemming Bamse Jørgensen, former Danish Eurovision Song Contest participant, who died New Year’s Night. His loyalty and dedication will be missed by the club that honoured him in this match.

Flemming Bamse Jørgensen had a regular seat at the stadium and as often as possible he was there to support them just as he was helping them in other ways whenever needed. As earlier reported by EuroVisionary the club, which last year was relegated to second best league in Denmark, was working on several ways of honouring their most loyal supporter in the first home field match this spring. 

That opportunity came last night where the Århus based club AGF played against Hobro, another Jutland team. The match started with 1 minute of silent and the players carried an arm bind to show their sorrow.

It was back in 1980 Flemming Bamse Jørgensen represented Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Tænker Altid På Dig. He and his band Bamses Venner was already back then a household name in Denmark, something that continued up until his death New Year’s Night, 63 years old.

Monday the 7th of February a tribute concert took place, on what would have been his 64 birthday, where several established singers participated. Last night it was AGF’s turn to honour him – and the 2-0 victory was of course afterwards dedicated to him.

Source: EuroVisionary
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