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United Refuse To Applaud A Tragedy

United Refuse To Applaud A Tragedy

A number of incredible things are happening all the time in the world. But the FA's decision not to honour the Busby Babes and City's request to applaud the Munich disaster instead of holding a minute's silence.

Their reasoning was that though the majority of their fans would respect the tribute - to be held on February 10, day of the Manchester derby at Old Trafford - there are always idiots who spoil these moments. Well, guys, next year will be Hillsborough's 20th anniversary. Do I trust our fans to respect any occasion held to honour the victims? I do.

Admitting in the press that City's travelling fans have idiots who can't respect the death of innocent people and one of their former players... this goes far beyond the usual stupidity that clubs usually display. I can't believe they actually asked to APPLAUD a plane crash in which young men lost their lives...

To their eternal credit, United refused.

'It's a solemn event,' spokesman Phil Townsend told the BBC.

'We don't think applause is the best way to commemorate the death of 23 people.

I agree... and I think most people agree. It is just obvious. Credit also must go to City though: their sponsor branding will be removed just as AIG will nowhere to be seen on our 1958 replica kit. I'm still hoping for a solemn minute's silence.

Writer:Zae
Date:Tuesday January 22 2008
Time: 1:11PM

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"We don't think applause is the best way to commemorate the death of 23 people." ----Well...quite.
Blue is the colour
22/01/2008 20:51:00
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It would be possibly the very worst... I loved the reasoning: they want it for football's sake, because they can't keep out the buffoons. Jesus.
midlothian99
22/01/2008 22:14:00
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but it is the dead players and their families you must respect so a minutes silence would be great
ozanne park rangers
24/01/2008 18:21:00
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At the time of the Munich tragedy I was 18 and playing for my local works team. Some of my team mates were Man U. supporters, I was and still am a 'Spurs supporter. I can still recall the 2? minutes of silence we had before the kick-off. A very moving moment in my life. I hope in similar circumstances the same would be observed by all supposed Football supporters. I wish Man U. all the luck on Sunday, as long as we win. In any event I will join with you in remembering that terrible day.
Binispurs
25/01/2008 13:34:00
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