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Tragic News – Two Newcastle Fans Amongst Victims Of Air Crash In Ukraine

7 years ago

Devastating news has emerged this morning that two Newcastle fans are amongst the victims of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 which crashed on Thursday.

The two fans were on their way to the other side of the World to watch Newcastle United in New Zealand.

The pair have been named as Liam Sweeney and John Alder, the latter’s matchday attire leading to his affectionate nickname of ‘The Undertaker’.

John and Liam had been to Oldham for the opening game of pre-season before flying off to New Zealand and our hearts go out to their families and those friends who were closest to them.

It is a tragedy though for all Newcastle fans and we hope everybody, whether they knew them or not, gives a minute to think about their loss, as well as all of those other people who tragically lost their lives on that flight.


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