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Justice For Chris And Kevin

Justice For Chris And Kevin

Submitted: 04/11/10
Description: United fans here as one turn their backs for the first minute of the Football League First Division game against Yeovil Town at Huish Park on the 5th April, 2010. Around 2,000 fans made the trip to Somerset for the game, the date of the match marked the 10th anniversary of the murder of Christopher Loftus and Kevin Speight. Chris and Kevin were tragically murdered while on their travels following The Whites in Europe. The devastating incident took place in Istanbul Turkey on the night before United's UEFA Cup tie against Galatasary on the 5th April, 2000. The night of the match and the United fans in attendance turned their backs in a show of respect and also disgust that the game went ahead despite the horrific murders that took place less than 24 hours before. Now ten years later the United faithful emulate the actions of the United fans that night in remembrance for Chris and Kevin and to call for Justice. Four Turkish men were found guilty in 2007 far having involvement in the murders of Chris and Kevin but they were soon out of custody pending appeals that still haven't been heard.

Match report to follow.

Leeds United: Higgs, Naylor, Bromby, Collins, Doyle, Kilkenny, Howson, Hughes, Gradel, Beckford, Snodgrass.
Subs: Johnson for Kilkenny, Watt for Beckford.

Thanks to Scott for this great pic.
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