Thousands of Manchester United fans gathered around Old Trafford at 3.04pm today in remembrance of the great Busby Babes. Eight of them lost their lives 50 years ago today.
A memorial service was held inside the Manchester Suite, which could be heard outside the ground. The club chaplain, Reverend John Boyers, read out the names of the 23 people who died in Munich, just before a one minute’s silence was held. Applause followed the silence, then chants of ‘UNITED! UNITED!’ and ‘The Red Flag’.
Amongst those inside were the relatives of those who lost their lives, players from the Munich era and beyond, as well as current staff and players.
Another year passes. Gone but never forgotten.
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