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WATCH: Villa Park erupts in applause and tributes to Dalian Atkinson in the 10th minute

Dalian Atkinson was remembered with a 10th-minute tribute at Villa Park.

Aston Villa v Huddersfield Town: Sky Bet Championship Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

The death of Dalian Atkinson after being tased by police this week has overshadowed everything else at Aston Villa. It was a tragic occurrence, and there will be plenty of investigation and commentary surrounding it in the coming days and weeks.

But tonight at Villa Park, that was put aside at least temporarily for a tenth-minute tribute to one of the club’s biggest heroes. When the match clock got there, VP erupted in applause that overtook the commentary on the radio feed. Here’s what it looked like from the Holte End:

In addition, Tony Xia and stewards around the ground held up umbrellas in tribute to one of Atkinson’s most memorable moments:

If you’re not familiar, you can see the goal referenced here:

It was a touching tribute from the Villa faithful and emotionally just what was needed. It certainly doesn’t change anything around the investigation, but it’s hard to lose sight of the person in the midst of a controversy.