Wednesday, 7 February 2018

​Man Utd Supporters Unveil Tribute At Site Of Munich Air Disaster

Manchester United fans have paid tribute to victims of the Munich air disaster by unveiling two commemorative plaques on the site where the runway was located, reports Sky Sports.
Fans have made the gesture on the 60th anniversary of the tragedy in which 23 passengers, including eight of the Busby Babes and three club staff, lost their lives.

Some 3,000 supporters made their way to Trudering, a small suburb of Munich where the Munich-Riem airport once stood, to place plaques upon the site of the 1958 disaster.

A minute's silence was held at four minutes past three, the time of the crash in December of 1958.

Bayern Munich executive board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was in attendance as was ex-United defender and club ambassador Denis Irwin.
"It's amazing turn-out from our supporters, a lot of them make an annual pilgrimage out here. There's hundreds, absolutely hundreds out here paying respects to the darkest day in the club's history, I'm truly amazed I really am," Irwin told Sky Sports.

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