Everton's players donned black armbands in memory of Wales international Davies, who also played for Swansea City, Wrexham, Tranmere Rovers, and Bangor City throughout his career. The 33-year-old died on January 17 after suffering a heart attack while playing for his club against Cardiff City.
Spurs' manager Mauricio Pochettino said after the match: "We have lost a friend today with Daniel Davies' death. He was an important person in our lives and we will never forget him."
Davies started his career at Everton but only made one appearance for the first team before being sent off during a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United in the 1999 FA Cup final. He later had brief spells with Swansea City, Wrexham, and Tranmere Rovers before moving back to England and joining League One side Bangor City in 2015. He spent two seasons there before taking up a coaching role with the Canaries.
Daniel was married to Lucy and they had a son together named Joe. He was also a mentor to young players and helped out with the coaching staff at Tottenham when needed.
When watching football matches, you may have observed that certain players wear black armbands. Armbands are used to commemorate catastrophic events. These can be historical anniversaries such as Hillsborough or the Munich air catastrophe. A black armband is often worn as a gesture of grief. It is also used to show support for other people or organizations.
Armbands are commonly used by athletes to show their support for causes they believe in. They often wear black armbands to pay tribute to those who have died. This is particularly common after major disasters such as the Hillsborough and Munich football tragedies.
Arm bands can also be used as a form of protest. Some athletes will wear black armbands to show their disagreement with certain decisions that have been made by their national teams or professional clubs. For example, an athlete might wear a black armband in response to government sanctions imposed on them or their family members for political reasons.
Finally, arm bands are used as part of the ceremonial opening of games. The band plays once during each half of the game. At this time, everyone stands up and joins in the singing of the National Anthem.
These are just some of the many uses of arm bands. As you can see, they are not only useful for mourning victims, but also for demonstrating solidarity with others.
"The England squad is wearing black armbands in memory of heroic war veteran and fundraising hero Captain Sir Tom Moore, who died earlier this week at the age of 100 after being brought to hospital with coronavirus," stated the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in a statement on Friday. "Moore had raised more than $1 million for charity by walking 800 miles across America in 1972-73."
England's women started the day by holding a minute's silence before their match against South Africa. The gesture was made possible because Sir Tom Moore's birthday is on March 24.
England's men will be following suit after they play South Africa on June 9 at Lord's. The venue has also been shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Captain Eoin Morgan said in a statement: "We have all lost a great friend and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time."
Sir Tom Moore played first-class cricket for Cambridge University from 1946 to 1949, scoring over 6500 runs at an average of 50. He went on to become one of England's most successful umpires, working in 51 Tests between 1950 and 1976, including three World Cups. He died on March 4 at the age of 100.
Moore was praised for his efforts during the 1972-73 American tour when he walked 800 miles across America raising money for charity.
As a homage to Giampiero Boniperti, Italy will wear black armbands in their last Euro 2020 group game against Wales on Sunday. The legendary Italy and Juventus striker died of heart failure earlier this week, barely two weeks before his 93rd birthday. He had been given permission by UEFA to attend the tournament despite being an active player during its previous edition in 2016.
Boniperti played only three games for Italy but he was still chosen by manager Gian Piero Ventura at the start of the campaign as captain. "I'd like to thank everyone for their messages of support following Gigi's death," said Ventura. "He was a great man and a wonderful player."
Ventura has announced that former Italy defender Sandro Rosell will take over as coach for the remainder of the tournament. The 56-year-old took charge after Ventura was appointed national team boss following the resignation of Antonio Conte last month. The pair worked together at Juve from 2001 until 2008 when they moved to Chelsea together.
Rosell has managed several clubs in Italy including Catania, Palermo and Udinese. He is expected to be in charge for another two matches - the quarterfinals against Germany and the semifinals against France.
The black armband will be worn in recognition of Boniperti's contribution to the national team.