Scotland-England friendly Ebola appeal

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An emergency television appeal to help Ebola victims will be aired during the Scotland versus England football friendly on Tuesday night.

It will be broadcast just before kick off at 20:00 and again at half-time.

Viewers can donate £5 by texting the word 'KIT' to 70333. 100% of all text donations will go to Unicef's Ebola appeal.

The UK government said it would match donations made during the game up to £5m.

Unicef is working across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to try to control the disease, provide life-saving supplies to treat and protect affected children.

The Ebola crisis has killed more than 5,000 people in west Africa and Unicef said about 7,000 children had been orphaned.

Scottish midfielder Darren Fletcher said: "Scotland v England is always an important match, but for once the game is about far more than just football.

"On Tuesday night I urge all our fans to transfer their passion for the Scottish football team into helping these children so we can really make a difference to their lives."

England captain Wayne Rooney and Scotland manager Gordon Strachan joined Fletcher in urging fans to donate.

The SFA announced there would also be a minute's applause before kick-off in tribute to football fan Nathan McSeveney who died after falling in a stairwell during Friday night's European Qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.

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