Calabar Football Tragedy: Man U To Mourn Victims
Manchester United will have their players wear black armbands on Sunday when they face Swansea City at Old Trafford in honour of Nigerian fans who died last week Thursday in Calabar.
The fans lost their lives after a high tension cable fell and electrocuted them while watching the Europa League match between Manchester United and Anderlecht at a football viewing centre in Calabar, the Cross River State capaital.
“The #MUFC players will wear black armbands on Sunday in memory of the fans who lost their lives recently in Calabar, Nigeria,” the club tweeted.
The 20-time premier league champions had earlier released a statement to show support to victims of the family affected immediately the incident happened.
“Our thoughts go out to the United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Calabar, Nigeria, yesterday,” Man United wrote.