23 men were killed in one of football’s worst tragedies ever, 50 years on football boots are being used to help commemorate the the anniversary.
Munich on the 6th February 1958, a plane carrying journalists, supporters and the Manchester United football team, known as the Busby Babes, crashed on its third attempt to take off. Twenty-three of the 44 passengers on board the aircraft died in the disaster, including eight United players and one former Manchester City player.
As a tribute to those who lost lives 50 years ago, Manchester United’s home game on the 10th February, against arch rivals Manchester City, will be used to remember the tragedy.
The players from both sides have been united in their support and in something which will not have happened for some time now, both teams have said they will wear commemorative kits, with the players in plain black football boots.
A fitting way to mark the date, with traditional looking football boots!