The Munich air tragedy is firmly encrypted in the history of Manchester United and it appears that their city rivals Manchester City too want to extend their sympathy and solidarity to the event. According to Sky Sports, Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson and club captain Richard Dunne have written a letter to the City fans requesting them to treat the Manchester derby on February 10 with utmost respect and gravity.
The match would be held just 4 days after the 50th anniversary of the disaster in which 22 players, staff and journalist lost their lives, a catastrophe that has gone in history as one of the ghastliest ever.
Here is an excerpt of the letter:
Many supporters will already be aware that Manchester City lost one of our own in the tragedy, goalkeeper Frank Swift. Twenty-two players, staff and journalists also lost their lives. We ask that all supporters uphold the good name of Manchester City and respectfully support the commemorations which will also be attended by friends and family of the victims including Frank Swift’s family.
Both teams will not wear their usual football kits and will observe a minute’s silence before the match. It might be 50 years since several lives were lost but football still remembers them.
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