Last night in The Rovers Grandpa Connor proposed a toast, no matter if you are Red (United) or Blue (City), to ‘Busby’s Babes – fifty years ago tonight. He is referring to the Munich air disaster, when a plane carrying the Manchetster United football team crashed whilst attempting to take off. Eight Manchester United players were among the passengers killed. One of the notable survivors was Sir Bobby Charlton, one of the great English footballers of all time, who went on to lead England to their sole World Cup championship in 1966.
The above picture is from the memorial match betweeen the two Manchester clubs to mark the 50th anniversary of the disaster. A stirring tribute to watch. The below picture is the memorial plaque listing the players and staff who were killed in the crash.