English Premier League side, Manchester United has decided to honour the victims of electrocution in southern Nigerian town of Calabar who died last week while watching a match between the English team and Anderlecht.
The team announced that their players will wear black armbands during their English Premier League match against Swansea City on Sunday at the Old Trafford.
“The #MUFC players will wear black armbands on Sunday in memory of the seven fans who lost their lives recently in Calabar, Nigeria,” the team tweeted.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 28, 2017
At least seven football fans died when high tension cables from a nearby transformer fell on a local football viewing centre built with zinc roofing sheets.
Immediately after the incident, Manchester United and FIFA sympathized with the people of Nigeria.
Our thoughts go out to the United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Calabar, Nigeria, yesterday. pic.twitter.com/WGnHAxpjMV— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 21, 2017
FIFA is deeply saddened by the deaths of several football fans in Calabar & offer our deepest condolences to family & friends of the victims— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) April 21, 2017