Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Dave Brailsford join Sir Alex Ferguson and Ten Hag at Man Utd’s Munich Air Disaster memorial

Introduction to the Munich Air Disaster Memorial Service Article

Manchester United Chiefs Pay Respects at Munich Air Disaster Memorial Service

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Dave Brailsford were among the attendees at Tuesday’s Munich Air Disaster memorial service. The new Manchester United chiefs paid tribute to the passengers who tragically lost their lives in the 1958 crash at Munich-Riem Airport. The service included various dignitaries and members of the club, and it was a solemn occasion to honor the memory of those who perished in the tragedy.

Manchester United Chiefs Pay Their Respects

Ratcliffe, Brailsford, and other Manchester United representatives gathered at the memorial service to pay their respects. The attendees included club legends, current team members, and members of the ladies’ team. The new stakeholders, Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Dave Brailsford, stood alongside club legend Sir Alex Ferguson underneath the plaque commemorating the victims of the disaster.

A Touching Service Led by Former Chaplain

The memorial service was a touching event led by United’s former chaplain Reverend John Boyers. The service included readings, poems, songs, and a two-minute silence at the exact time of the crash. The traditional singing of ‘The Flowers of Manchester’ ended the silence, creating a poignant moment of remembrance for the lives lost in the tragedy.

Remembering the Victims and Survivors

The crash claimed the lives of twenty-three passengers, consisting of players, club staff members, journalists, and other individuals. Additionally, it miraculously left 12 passengers, including club manager Sir Matt Busy and the late Sir Bobby Charlton, as survivors. The service also honored those who perished in the crash, and it was a moment to remember their contributions to the club.

Memorial Services in Munich and Tribute to Franz Beckenbauer

In addition to the service in Manchester, a memorial service also took place in Munich near the crash venue. Former United players Mike Phelan and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer were the club’s representatives at the Munich service. Phelan also laid a wreath at the grave of the recently deceased Franz Beckenbauer, paying his respects on behalf of the club. Both services served as a fitting tribute to the lives impacted by the Munich Air Disaster.

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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