Man Utd mourns dead Calabar fans, promises recognisingy them at matches
Manchester United FC of England has sent condolences to the families of more than 30 tootballhfans, who in Calabar, Cross River State on Thursday while watching Manchester United versus Anderlecht.
They met their untimely death after an electricity pole fell on the roof of the viewing centre where they were , with stampede and electrocution kkilling cores of the fans.
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“Our thoughts go out to the Manchester United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy yesterday in Calabar, Nigeria,’’ the club wrote on its Twitter handle on Friday.
It is common practice in Nigeria for fans to watch football matches at viewing centres for a fee, as most either cannot afford the high cable television subscription fees or prefer to watch with other fans.
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