As covered by our sister site and Liverpool fan site Empire of the Kop, a Reds fan has been caught appearing to mock the Munich air disaster ahead of Thursday’s Europa League tie in Dortmund.
During a friendly interview with a travelling supporter in the German city centre, the interviewer—who identifies himself as BVB’s stadium announcer—is accosted by a young Liverpool fan.
I dont think Nobby should interview anymore non german fans ???????????? pic.twitter.com/r7r0PYQLKi
— Borussen Tweets (@BorussenTweets) April 7, 2016
The supporter, who gatecrashes the interview, demands to ask the interviewer a question.
“What do you think of Munich 58?” he asks, before repeating the question to the perplexed reporter, who doesn’t appear to understand the question. “Can I ask your opinion of Munich 58?”
The interview abruptly ends, and the clip is cut, but there’s enough of the footage available—surely—for someone to identify the fan, who has no business brining up such uncomfortable issues.
Munich 58 refers to the Munich air disaster which claimed the lives of 23 people, including eight Manchester United players—key members of Sir Matt Busby’s title-winning side—and three members of the club staff.
Munich 58 may also refer to a Liverpool chant about the disaster, which happened in 1958, 58 years ago this year.
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