Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Mark Madsen-Mygdal honoured on football club badge

Douglas and District
Image caption Madsen-Mygdal joined the club in the summer of 2011 from Foxdale, and went on to make 46 appearances, scoring two goals

An Isle of Man football team has played its first match since changing its badge to remember a former player who died racing at the Southern 100 races.

Mark Madsen-Mygdal, 23, was killed in a crash on the final lap of the 600cc race on 11 July.

His former football club, Douglas and District, has changed its crest to include his initials as a tribute.

The Douglas-based team were beaten 2-0 away at Ayre United in the Isle of Man's second division.

Image caption Mark Madsen-Mygdal died racing at the Southern 100 road races

The club's decision to change their badge was backed by the Isle of Man Football Association.

Club secretary Dave Mathieson said: "When Mark died we were all devastated.

"Lots of the lads came up with ideas to remember him and we all felt the shirt idea was the best".

His initials, MMM, have been embroidered under the club's badge on the first team and combination kits.

Madsen-Mygdal joined the club in the summer of 2011 from Foxdale, and went on to make 46 appearances, scoring two goals.

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