Manchester United fans in Munich mark air disaster’s 60th anniversary

Guardian

• ‘This is a pilgrimage. A trip every United fan should make once’• Bayern Munich’s Karl-Heinz Rummenigge among the speakersThe strains of “We’ll keep the red flag flying high” sang out across Manchester Platz, or Manchester Square, Munich on a bitterly cold February day. The sun shone out of the pale blue sky that Munich does so well, helping warm the Manchester United fans gathered for the memorial service marking the 60th anniversary of the crash that killed eight of their finest players.The mayor of Munich, Dieter Reiter, addressed the crowd, before a speech by the Bayern Munich chief executive, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Then Tony O’Neill, a fan representative, spoke movingly on behalf of United supporters. Related: Old Trafford ceremony remembers Munich air disaster 60 years on Related: How the Munich disaster devastated – an...

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