Sorry City - You DON'T Applaud A Disaster!

Last updated : 22 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

Credit to City supporters for trying to do something about it ... but in reality ... what they have planned could set fire to the touch-paper.

The supporters group have written to United and the Premier League to request that a minute's applause be held instead prior to the match at Old Trafford on February 10.

Let's be honest here, a minute's applause for a DISASTER is hardly appropriate.

The game takes place four days after the 50th anniversary of the disaster, in which seven United players were killed.

Kevin Parker, the City supporters' club secretary: "Although there is some friendly rivalry between supporters of the two clubs, there is also a great deal of hatred and there will be some City fans who will not want to go along with the recognition of the disaster.

"We plead with United to change the proposed minute's silence to applause.

"In this way, any idiot who does not share these views (of respect) will be drowned out rather than highlighted."