Just after 3 o’clock on a chill afternoon in Munich on 6th February, 1958, the plane carrying a victorious Manchester United team back from Belgrade crashed on a snow-covered runway while making a third attempt to take off after a refuelling stop. It claimed the lives of 23 people, including eight of the team.
"When I approached the ground and moved over
the bridge along which our supporters had squeezed fifty abreast in their tens of thousands to shout for us I could scarcely bear to look. I knew the ghosts of the babes would still be there, and there they are still, and they will always be there as long as those who saw them still cross the bridge, young, red ghosts on the green grass of Old Trafford."Sir Matt Busby
My dad would have liked today's post.