The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports that this week vandals threw black paint bombs onto a poster memorializing Manchester United players who died in a 1958 plane crash.
The mural, which is on the side of Old Trafford, the home stadium for Man Utd, also features the logo of insurance corporation AIG, which is one of the sponsors of the club.
Not all in Manchester and throughout the UK are as appalled as you might be lead to believe. The AP reports “AIG’s presence on the tribute commemorating the Munich victims has enraged some United fans since it was erected last week.“
Man UTD PR guy Simon Townsend responded to charges that the AIG logo was inappropriate for a Memorial honoring the club’s fallen heroes: “It is not an advert. We are entirely comfortable that a key partner involved in the club would want to pay respects to the team on such an important anniversary.“
Not an advert? Just like the club’s recent exhibition game in Saudi Arabi, in the middle of the EPL season, wasn’t about the money.