Fans Fight Manchester United for Late Response to Death Toll In Calaba Nigeria During Match View

Manchester United FC of England(Man U) has sent condolences to the families of football fans who died while watching Thursday night’s UEFA Europa League match against Anderlecht.

No fewer than 30 people died in Calabar after an electricity cable fell on the roof of the viewing centre where they were watching Manchester United versus Anderlecht on Thursday night.

“Our thoughts go out to the Manchester United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy yesterday in Calabar, Nigeria,’’ the club wrote on its Twitter handle on Friday.

The condolence message was not posted on the club’s website.

The British High Commission in Nigeria added: “Our deepest sympathy for the loss of lives in Calabar during a Europa League football match between.”

The Nigerian Police contradicted earlier reports on the tragedy.

The police said the incident was the result of an issue with an electrical transformer at the viewing centre where the fans had gathered.

A police statement said: “Around 10pm we were called that an incident that has happened so immediately our men went there.

“Until this morning we have about seven persons dead, we have 10 that have been admitted to hospital and another one in intensive care.

“According to the information we gathered the high tension electric cable that was very close to the viewing centre fell on the building.”

About 30 persons were reported to have lost their lives in the tragic incident.

Responding to the condolence message by the Red Devils, Most Nigerian hit back at the club saying the condolence was coming at a very late hour.

“Michael Quint‏ @anolysis81
Replying to @ManUtd

You’re now doing this just cos some of us called you out. Anyway it is better to be late than never. #RIP #Calabar #SadDayForFootball”

“● ℛed ₳ℛℳ¥ ●‏ @KingIbra9

and it is better to just be grateful than cynical”

“tochee_VII‏ @t_krillz

You expect them to hear what happened in Nigeria from Manchester without people talking about it to them!”

“Michael Quint‏ @anolysis81

Don’t talk bullcrap Mr man.Dis tragedy has started trending since late yesteday&early morning of today and people have been mentioning them”

“THE GREATEST‏ @Messi_less
A high tension cable fell on the viewing center where they are watching the Man Utd/ Anderletch game killing just over 30 people

No, they were electrocuted while watching the game last night”.

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