Football world joins Man Utd in remembering Munich disaster

Date published: Tuesday 6th February 2018 4:10

There have been social tributes to remember the Busby Babes, the Manchester United players who died in the Munich air disaster 60 years ago.

Current United player Ashley Young has paid his own tribute, along with Liverpool and FK Crvena Zvezda, who were known as Red Star Belgrade when they played United before that fatal crash.

Crash survivors Sir Bobby Charlton and Harry Gregg attended an afternoon service to mark the anniversary at Old Trafford, where snow fell as the victims were remembered.

Former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, director Michael Edelson and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward gave readings at the service which was attended by Jose Mourinho’s first team and more than 4,500 supporters.

Theresa May paid tribute to those killed and injured at Munich.

The Prime Minister said: “Today marks an important and sombre anniversary in the history of this great city.

“Sixty years ago today the Munich air disaster claimed the lives of 23 people, with many more suffering life-changing injuries.

“The crew, journalists and, of course, the talented footballers who died that day will never be forgotten.”

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