Newcastle Supporters Give Respect in the 17th minute for Victims MH–17
Newcastle – Right in the 17th minute, Newcastle United supporters stood from his seat and gave a long applause. They do it out of respect for the victims of the MH–17 flight.
Two loyal supporter of the Magpies, John Alder and Liam Sweeney, also a victim of the tragedy that befell the aircraft is owned Malaysia Airlines.
Alder and Sweeney go up in the plane to support Newcastle in a pre-season tour in New Zealand, where the team made by Alan Pardew’s diving two games, one each in Dunedin and Wellington.
Respect for one minute was done right in the 17th minute the match between Newcastle vs. Manchester City at St James‘ Park on Sunday (17/08/2014) evening hrs. Before the game, both teams captain, Fabricio Coloccini and Vincent Kompany, also laid a wreath in the center circle.
Tributes and condolences also given by the Sunderland fans, who are rivals Newcastle. While the City fans unfurled a banner in honor of Alder and Sweeney.
Alder is known as a staunch supporter who almost never miss Newcastle home and away games. Newcastle‘s official website mentions Alder has become their fans for nearly half a century.
While Sweeney often known so the bus steward volunteers and supporters who want to go watch Newcastle away games.