Newcastle Lay Wreaths In Memory Of John Alder And Liam Sweeney

A grim-looking Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and our captain Fabricio Coloccini, laid wreaths on the seats of John Alder And Liam Sweeney before the game in honor of two of our fans who were tragically killed as they were flying to support the lads down under, when their Malaysian passenger jet was shot down by rebels over eastern Ukraine last Thursday.

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Alan Pardew and Fab Coloccini lay wreaths in honor of John and Liam

Newcastle take some stick from their fans at times, but the way the club has reacted to the deaths of John and Liam has been utter class, and we are  proud of Newcastle United – for the way they have honored our two fallen fans, who were killed supporting the club.

And when our players came out of the tunnel in their warm up kits,  their shirts had the inscription ”In Memory of Liam and John” on the back.

A minute’s silence was held before kick-off, and there was spontaneous applause in the 28th minute for Liam Sweeney (he was 28 years old) and another round of applause in the 63rd minute for John Alder, who was 63.

It was a class act by both the club and their fans down under today – and it was certainly a fitting tribute to our two fallen friends.

And Newcastle then played extremely well as they dominated the game and got a great 4-0 victory – again in honor of John and Liam.

3 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Touching stuff.

    Glad to see that, as they laid the wreath, the manager got some love from the crowd. If the makems can put aside their differences with us, its good that we can do the same with Pardew.

  • low fell mag

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Well done Newcastle ,both to the team and the hierarchy.
    RIP to John @Liam

  • malky76

    Jul 22, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #3

    Fantastic gesture, players and staff showing their class. And professional darts players raising funds for the John and Liam at the O2 Newcastle.

    We all stick together in the North East at times like these.


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