Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney, striker Marcus Rashford and other members of the squad will wear black armbands to mourn seven fans who died at a viewing centre in Nigeria.

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According to the official police report, a high-tension cable which fell inside the viewing centre in Calabar killed seven people and injured several others who were watching Manchester United’s Europa League game against Anderlecht. The players will wear the black armbands when they take on Swansea at Old Trafford on Sunday, April 30.

The players will wear the black armbands when they take on Swansea at Old Trafford on Sunday, April 30.

The #MUFC players will wear black armbands on Sunday in memory of the seven fans who lost their lives recently in Calabar, Nigeria,” Manchester United said in a statement on Twitter.

  Manchester United players will wear back armbands for Calabar viewing centre victims (AFP/File)

The morning after the incidence, Manchester United took to Twitter to mourn the fans who died.

Our thoughts go out to the United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Calabar, Nigeria, yesterday,” the Manchester United statement reads on Twitter.

.Source – Pulse.ng

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