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​Man Utd winger Lingard apologises for tweeting during Munich disaster commemoration

Jesse Lingard has apologised for a tweet that came out of his account during the memorial in Manchester for the Munich air disaster.

It is sixty years since the infamous crash that took place in Munich, where several members of the Manchester United football team lost their lives.

The likes of Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Alex Ferguson were seen at the memorial, among Jose Mourinho and many of the United players.

A tweet went out from Lingard's account while he was at the memorial. He put out a statement on twitter about the matter: "A member of my media team inadvertently replied to a tweet this afternoon on my twitter profile during the Munich memorial service at Old Trafford.

"I was unaware as I was attending the service at the time, and don't condone the post or the timing in anyway.

"The post has now been deleted, and I'd like to apologise for any upset caused, this is totally unacceptable and does not reflect my personality or views on this emotional day."

"For me, it was emotional sitting next to Sir Bobby [Charlton] and trying to come to terms with what he's been through and what was going through his mind. It was tough but a pleasure to be part of it and as I said I thought it was very fitting.

"When I came to the club I was aware of it [the disaster], I'd heard the stories and my Dad had told me about it, but it wasn't until I came to the club that you have that feeling of what it means to everyone here and how important it is.

"Today was very powerful and for the younger lads and for the lads who haven't been at the club too long it's huge," he added. "It's great that everyone could be here together today because we're all in it together, it's what makes this great club so special. It was such a tragic event and a very sad event, but it's commemorated in such a great way and that carries on year after year and always will."

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