Top 5 Most Tragic Moments In Football History
The beauty of this beautiful game is incomparable to any other sport. The majority of our footballing community wants to live in peace and harmony but when tragedy strikes nobody can stop it. In the history of football, there have been plenty of heartbreaking incidents that shocked the whole community.
Terrible to hear about the loss of a true football legend. 😞— Franck Ribéry (@FranckRibery) November 25, 2020
But legends NEVER die. 🙏🏼
God give you peace.
Ciao Diego #Maradona. 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/N3Eb83EHgn
5: Leicester Helicopter Crash
Everything looked normal at King Power Stadium where the owner and three others boarded the helicopter. Little did they know that this would end in a tragedy. Just after some moments, the helicopter came crashing down claiming the lives of all the people on board.
After the accident, some people started to spread rumours that someone wanted to kill the owner of Leicester City. Later the Air Investigation Unit cleared the air by explaining how the helicopter crashed due to a technical fault and not any individual intervention.
In 2016, Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha lifted the Premier League trophy defying all the odds 🏆😁— 433 (@433) May 15, 2021
In 2018, he passed away in a tragic helicopter crash just outside the stadium 😔
His son Aiyawatt took over and today he had the honor of lifting the FA Cup ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/7v6V4j2g4a
4: Hillsborough Tragedy
It is the most tragic semi-final in the history of the FA Cup. In 1989 Liverpool was playing Nottingham Forrest and it was the biggest thing back then for both these teams. Fans of both these clubs poured in huge quantities which led to overcrowding up to a limit where the stadium couldn’t take it anymore.
The board decided to play this fixture on a neutral venue and chose Hillsborough stadium for them. This stadium was too old with limited seats when hundreds of thousands of people want to watch this match. It ended up in the death of 96 people and injuring 766 others as one of the stands from the stadium failed.
As soon as any tragedy strikes people always start playing the blame game. Liverpool fans were blamed for this as they stand near their fans side collapsed. Some people went even far to blame their fans for pickpocketing from the deceased.
It made a huge impact on the lives of many people and many people lost their loved ones while some people may still be suffering. However, a study concluded that everything happened due to bad management and insufficient police control.
On this day, 15 April 1989 (24 yrs ago). Hillsborough Tragedy in FA Cup Semifinal, LFC v Nott Forest. #JFT96 pic.twitter.com/Y3cFG5o3j7— Rizky (@Rizkyadityaa8) April 14, 2013
3: Andres Escobar Assasiation
People sometimes take football more than it’s meant to be. Andres Escobar paid a big price for scoring an own goal. It was unfortunate for a professional footballer to be treated this way for serving his country.
In the 1994 FIFA, World Cup Columbia got eliminated from the tournament where the own goal was one of the main highlights behind this loss. Some wretched people sought to take revenge on him and got him killed for this mistake. In July 1984 he was killed in a nightclub parking lot.
Columbia was already under the radar of big countries for their poor management of the cartels and this incident made it worse.
On this day 25 years ago, Andrés Escobar scored an own goal at the World Cup as Colombia lost to the hosts USA..— Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) June 22, 2019
And less than 10 days later on July 2nd, Escobar, who was reportedly set to join AC Milan was shot dead on a night out on his return to Medellin. pic.twitter.com/k9uU2xp1ij
2: Chapecoense Plane Crash
On Nov 28 2016 the whole world stood still after hearing this tragic news of a plane crash with Chapecoense players and management members in it. It was a total loss with 71 people dead from the 77 that boarded the flight.
The plane was back on the approach to Medellin when the incident happened. A few people who missed the flight got saved, the son of the Chapecoense coach did not board the flight as he forgot his passport. Unfortunately, his father died in this crash along with all the club members leaving a few survivors.
.@ChapecoenseReal share video of reaching the Sudamericana final: ‘Let this be the last image of our warriors' pic.twitter.com/5NQo1G4bn5— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 29, 2016
1: The Munich Disaster
The iconic Busby Babes got into a tragic end in Germany where their plane skid off the runway and crashed leading to the tragic loss of many players.
The main reason behind this tragedy was ‘Snow’. It is reported that the crew took two attempts in taking off but couldn’t due to the bad weather and thick covered snow on the runway with some engine problems too.
In their third attempt when the crew was positive about making it the third time did not know that it will end up in a crash. It crashed near the airport fence and into a house. A total of 8 Manchester United players died in the crash along with 15 other passengers.
VIDEO: Services held on 60th anniversary of Munich air disaster.— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) February 6, 2018
Watch the Busby Babes in action in Man United's last match before the crashhttps://t.co/QrCNcpzZUF pic.twitter.com/agGT3O9pFJ