Munich Air Disaster – 60th Anniversary

I’ll be down at Old Trafford on Tuesday to pay my respects to all those that lost their lives on the 6th February 1958 in the Munich Air Disaster. I’ll also be at the match tomorrow when United welcome Huddersfield Town to Old Trafford for the first time in a long time. Hopefully it go better than when we played them earlier on in the season at their place. More importantly though, it’s another time to pay our respects and remember those of 1958 and Manchester United have issued this club statement <below> to explain the goings on tomorrow.

“At this weekend’s game, Manchester United will mark the 60th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster.

The club will pay its respects to all the victims of the tragedy, with commemorations being held at Old Trafford this Saturday.

Players, staff and supporters will observe a minute’s silence ahead of the 3.00pm kick-off so we politely ask all supporters to plan for this when taking to their seats.

All United fans will receive a complimentary match day programme on their seat, along with a commemorative book telling the story of the Munich Air Disaster and a specially designed pin badge, along with further details of the Club’s plan to pay respects to all those on board the plane in 1958.

As has become tradition at the closest home fixture to the Munich anniversary, a large surfer flag will be passed across your block just before KO at tomorrow’s game.

On Saturday, fans will also be welcome to pay their respects beneath the Munich plaque at the south east corner of the stadium from 1.30pm. The tribute led by supporters groups will include readings and prayers, along with their traditional rendition of the Flowers of Manchester.

Supporters are reminded that the usual safety and security checks will be in place on entry to Old Trafford whilst the complimentary bag drop stations will also be in operation.

Kind Regards,
Manchester United”

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