忘却等于背叛—慕尼黑空难49周年祭

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.56.com/p_11467729.swf" width="400" height="300"/] 49年前那次空难如天塌地陷般的噩耗,让整个英格兰陷入悲痛。23条生命,8名队员,永远的离开了这个世界。 这也许是意外,也许是命运,曼联总是要经受比其他球队更多的苦难。意大利都灵队也曾惨遭空难,不同与他们的是,曼联人没有沉沦,带领球队赢回了属于自己的一切。 曾经还想长篇大论,但重新看了记录片后放弃了,他们不需要用文字美化,他们已经足够伟大. 我们不会也不能够忘记这段历史,忘记这些为曼联献出生命的人们,因为忘记他们就等于背叛 下面是遇难者名字,如同911后美国每年的纪念活动,只是一个个的念出遇难者名字,再完美的辞藻也比不上这些名字的伟大: 队员 Duncan Edwards Roger Byrne Mark Jones David Pegg Eddie Coleman Liam Whelan Geoff Bent Tommy Taylor

The Flowers of Manchester One cold and bitter Thursday in Munich, Germany, Eight great football stalwarts conceded victory, Eight men will never play again, who met destruction there, The Flowers of English football, the Flowers of Manchester. Matt Busby’s boys were flying, returning from Belgrade, This great United family, all masters of their trade. The pilot of this aircraft, the skipper Captian Thain, Three times he tried to take off and twice turned back again. The third time down the runway, disaster followed close, There was slush upon that runway and the aircraft never rose. It ploughed into the marshy ground, it broke, it overturned, And eight of that team were killed when the blazing wreckage burned. Roger Byrne and Tommy Taylor who were capped for England’s side, And Ireland’s Billy Whelan and England’s Geoff Bent died. Mark Jones and Eddie Colman and David Pegg also, They all lost their lives as it ploughed on through the snow. Big Duncan, he went too, with an injury to his brain, And Ireland’s brave Jack Blanchflower will never play again. The great Matt Busby lay there, the father of this team, Three long months passed by before he saw his team again. The trainer, coach and secretary and a member of the crew,  Eight great sporting journalists who with United flew, And one of them was Big Swifty who we will ne’er forget, The finest English keeper that ever graced a net. Oh England’s finest football team it’s record truly great,

It’s proud successes mocked by a cruel turn of fate, Eight men will never play again, who met destruction there, The Flowers of English Football, the Flowers of Manchester.

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