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Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Man Utd u-turn over memoriam notice for tragic fan

Manchester United has performed a u-turn by allowing the football club’s crest to be used in a memoriam for Carlisle-based fan Lee Ewings.

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Speaking as someone who lost interest in Football 35 years ago due to Crowd Violence rearing it's repulsive head, I'm glad Common Sense has prevailed.

Posted by Stemax1960 on 21 January 2013 at 20:12

Totally agree proudofmycity - presume that the same principle applies to all those so called West Cumbrians who travel 40 miles every other week to watch Carlisle as opposed to their local club Workington Reds

Posted by jimmyg on 14 January 2013 at 16:14

RE: Proud of my City Iam a Carlisle United fan go to all home games and most away but that comment is ridiculous u should be ashamed of yourself. Pleased they made the right decision in the end R.I.P Lee

Posted by Blues4eva on 14 January 2013 at 15:49

So glad they finally made the right decision. My dad will be smiling right now. R.I.P

Posted by Courtney Eilbeck on 14 January 2013 at 14:10

by supporting your local team all this fuss could have been avoided...

Posted by proudofmycity on 14 January 2013 at 11:19

I've got to say I can understand United on is. When I read the original report I couldn't work out what the crest was being requested for. It talked of a memorial and then an advert. Therefore if the request to United was as clear as the report I am not surprised it was not understood. Well done News and Star for creating a problem and then reporting on it!!

Posted by Aman on 14 January 2013 at 10:19

As I said in the previous article another non story and they are still blaming the club for getting it wrong and not the evening news for asking the wrong question,feel for the family loss and surley they have more to worry about than Man Utd

Posted by davie S on 14 January 2013 at 07:45

It appears from the report that Man United originally thought the request was to use the crest in an advertisement which they quite understandably don't allow. You can level many criticisms at the club but over the years they've demonstrated many times that they can show compassion so it seemed unlikely they'd have refused this request if they understood properly what it was for. Whether that's the fault of an individual at the club or the wording used when the N&S approached them is anybody's guess. The good thing is that it's sorted out now and the tribute can be placed as the family wanted.

Posted by ELM on 13 January 2013 at 21:10

A decent U turn but my thoughts are with the family.

Posted by James on 13 January 2013 at 20:02

Fair play United, got it right in the end

Posted by Mark Sheldon on 13 January 2013 at 18:43

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