Head-to-Head – a minute’s silence vs a minute’s applause, to commemorate the Munich air disaster

Ollie Irish

22nd, January 2008

clock.gifMan Utd have announced that they will not change their plans to observe a minute’s silence in honour of those who died in the Munich air crash (the 50th anniversary of the disaster is on Feb 6th 2008), before next month’s Manchester derby.
United had been asked by Man City’s supporters club to opt for a minute’s applause before the game at Old Trafford on 10 February – presumably to avoid the embarrassment of having a few idiots shout out tasteless abuse during a minute’s silence. But United spokesman Phil Townsend said they would not change their plans: ‘We don’t think applause is the best way to commemorate the death of 23 people. It’s a solemn event.’
Are United right to stick to their guns, or will a couple of drunken City fans inevitably spoil the moment? Would you choose silence or applause to remember Munich?

Posted in Man City, Man Utd

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