Being a massive Manchester United fan I wanted to mention today - being the 50th Anniversary since the Munich Air Crash....
For those who don't know what happened .....
On 6th February 1958 the airliner carrying players and backroom staff of Manchester United, plus a number of journalists and supporters, crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from Munich airport. United were returning from Belgrade where they had just beaten Red Star Belgrade in the European Cup and had stopped off at Munich for re-fuelling. Twenty-three (8 players - journalists, crew members and fans) of the forty-four passengers on board the aircraft lost their lives.
Only being 32......I was not around for this - however my father was a huge fan as well (god bless him) and not only being a massive fan was very good friends with some of the players who passed away and also survived(he lvied next door to a player who passed away called Eddie Coleman...... and he used to tell me stories of these players and how good this team was (and undoubtly been) it is easy to say this how good a team was (yes you are only as good as you what you win)
Anyway for those outside the UK who wasn't aware of this .... I though I would mention and educate people
A broken heart, a broken dream,
a broken plane, a broken team,
no words were said, a silent vow,
we loved you then, we love you now,
the red flag will always fly,
for Manchester United will never die
Never to be forgotten. 6th February 1958
back off with your Megaton