Dundee United fans are to take part in a mass tribute to schoolboy Bailey Gwynne when they play Aberdeen on Saturday.
Aberdeen supporters have called on the crowd to take part in a round of applause during the 16th minute of the game at Pittodrie to pay tribute to the teenager.
The 16-year-old Cults Academy pupil, from Maryculter near Aberdeen, died last week.
He was stabbed during lunch break at the school.
A youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with his murder and has made a private court appearance in connection with the incident.
He is due in court for a second appearance today.
Chris Bennison from United supporters group Ceres Arabs said tragedies like Bailey’s death “transcend” normal football rivalries.
He said: “I think what happened to Bailey transcends geography. I think it was a shock to society as a whole and, as is often the case, football reflects society and fans will not have a problem taking part.”
He added: “Hopefully, his family will be able to draw strength from the gesture.”
Ronnie Clark from Perth Arabs said: “We have a bus going up and I would expect everyone to support the gesture.
“And I would think the vast majority of fans will take part.”
Aberdeen FC manager Derek McInnes has expressed his shock at Bailey’s death.
He said: “You read about these things all the time but nobody expects it to happen on their doorstep and never mind at a school.
“We have a lot of players and staff associated with the school,” added Mr McInnes.
Thousands of people from across Scotland and beyond have paid tribute online to Bailey, who died last Wednesday.
A floral garden paying tribute to the schoolboy has been set up in his memory in the grounds at Cults Academy.
The school was closed for two days following the incident but reopened to pupils on Monday.
The Pittodrie tribute has been planned by Dons fans in the Richard Donald Upper Stand.
They have appealed via social media for supporters to show their support for Bailey’s family.