Charlton and Millwall are to play their league match this weekend in memory of two murdered teenagers.

The League One game at The Valley on Saturday (Dec 19) will be in honour of Millwall fan Jimmy Mizen and Charlton fan Rob Knox, who were killed last year.

Both teams’ sponsors KRBS and CYC Logistics will remove their logos from the shirts for the fixture, replacing it with a ‘street violence ruins lives’ message.

Before the match, Rob’s parents Sally and Colin and Jimmy’s parents Barry and Margaret will be introduced to fans wearing the one-off shirts with the names of their late sons on their backs.

Both families will then greet the players when they come out for the game.

After the match, the two sets of shirts will be auctioned, with proceeds going to the Rob Knox Memorial Fund and the Jimmy Mizen Foundation.

Organisers say it has been identified as a fitting occasion to highlight the problem of street violence to football fans.

Charlton chief executive Steve Waggott said: “Street violence is a huge problem in our society - this game will really help to raise the issue in the minds of football fans and the wider community.

“We are calling on all football clubs across the UK to come together and create a dedicated awareness day every season for this social issue.”

Millwall chief executive Andy Ambler said: “Millwall is proud to be part of such a forward-thinking and powerful initiative, and we are delighted to be able to unite with Charlton and show that on-field rivalries are put aside for important issues such as tackling street violence."

In a statement, Colin and Sally Knox said: “This is a fitting tribute to the lives of Rob and Jimmy.

"Rob was a passionate Charlton fan and if this initiative stops just one other young person from dying at the hands of street violence, then it will be a huge success.”