- Title: Ajax players mourn Manchester bombing victims ahead of Europa League final
- Date: 24th May 2017
- Summary: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (MAY 23, 2017) (REUTERS) AJAX PLAYERS GATHERING IN MIDDLE OF PITCH TO OBSERVE MINUTE'S SILENCE FOR VICTIMS OF MANCHESTER ATTACK AJAX COACH PETER BOSCH WALKING INTO NEWS CONFERENCE CAMERA (SOUNDBITE) (Dutch) AJAX MANAGER PETER BOSCH, SAYING: (ROUGH TRANSLATION) "What happened yesterday in Manchester was something that we all feel. On behalf of the players, staff and everyone at Ajax, we would like to express our sympathy with the victims that unfortunately fell. The feeling that prevails for me is that the final doesn't have this glow that it should have. Tomorrow evening should be a football feast, but because of the events in Manchester we are all affected." NEWS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 7th June 2017 02:20
- Location: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- City: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Bombing (non-military),Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0016I74JT3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The Europa League final between Manchester United and Ajax should have been a "football feast" but has been inevitably overshadowed by the bomb attack in Manchester, the Dutch club's coach said on Tuesday (May 23).
Peter Bosch expressed his club's sympathies with the people of Manchester after his players had stood for a minute's silence at the start of their training session for Wednesday's match at the Friends Arena in Stockholm.
Monday's attack following an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester left 22 dead and 59 wounded, plunging the city into mourning.
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