Manchester City pay respects at Munich crash site

Tony Book and Bernard Halford laying wreath in Munich
Image caption The wreath was laid at the site of the old Munich-Reim airport

Representatives from Manchester City Football Club have laid a wreath at the memorial to the Munich air disaster.

The crash claimed the lives of 23 people, including eight Manchester United players, on 6 February 1958.

The team were returning from a European Cup tie against Red Star Belgrade when their plane crashed at the Munich-Riem airport.

City's club secretary Bernard Halford visited the site ahead of the team's match with Bayern Munich.

He was joined by assistant manager Brian Kidd and former captain Tony Book.

The crash also claimed the lives of seven backroom staff and eight journalists, including legendary Blues keeper Frank Swift, who became a journalist at the end of his playing career.

Bayern Munich beat Man City 2-0 in the Champions League match at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday evening.

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