The only thing I noticed during the match between Man U and Man City last night was the jersey design. I asked Mr. Hubby why were they wearing those plain jerseys. The answer:
The Munich air disaster took place on 6 February 1958, when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at the Munich-Riem airport in Munich, West Germany. On board the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the Busby Babes, along with a number of supporters and journalists. 23 of the 44 passengers on board the aircraft died in the disaster.
The match between Manchester United and local rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday, 10 Feb 2008, will provide the opportunity for a tribute as fans remember the victims of the Munich air disaster 50 years ago. Before the game a minute's silence in honour of those who died in the Munich tragedy will also be observed inside the ground.
Manchester United players will wear the V-neck tops, a copy of the famous 50's jerseys worn by the Busby Babes, while City players will put on special commemorative shirts devoid of sponsors' logos.
However... result of the match: the Red Devils slipped to a shock defeat 1-2 against City.
The Busby Babes. (Remind me to Google why they're using Babes instead of Dudes.)
Man U on 10th February 2008. ( The V-neck Babes kot? Agak-agak Christiano Ronaldo mesti suka kalau orang panggil dia Babe, kan?)