The son of the late Sir Matt Busby has expressed his disgust and sadness after video footage of a four-year-old boy singing a song about the Munich disaster appeared on the internet.
Footage of a child on a scooter singing what has become known as the 'Munich Song' or the 'Runway Song' appeared on YouTube, three days after vile chanting soured the Carling Cup tie between Leeds and Manchester United.
The film has seemingly been posted by one of the boy's parents and carries the tag: 'My four-year-old singing the runway song :-/'
Last night, Sandy Busby, whose father was Manchester United manager andalmost lost his life in the 1958 disaster that claimed 23 victims, toldSportsmail: 'This is a sick and sad situation. It's unbelievable to think that a four-year-old boy would be taught the words of this disgusting song. I have seen it all now.
'I have been to matches where I have heard this song. It happens from fans from certain clubs. I won't name them but people know which ones. That is bad enough. But a four-year-old boy? That is another level altogether. I can only think he has been taught this deliberately. What on earth are his parents thinking?'
The ugly spectre of sick terrace chants raised its head again when Leeds and Manchester United supporters exchanged vile songs before and during Tuesday's clash between the clubsat Elland Road. Visiting fans were accused of taunting Leeds fans over the deaths of two of their supporters in Istanbul 11 years ago and arrests were made after police studied CCTV footage.
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Busby Jnr has been a distinguished and dignified spokesman for the family ever since his father passed away in 1994. He was on the way home from visiting the grave of a family friend when contacted by Sportsmail yesterday afternoon.
'Things like that put life in perspective and it shocks me that people can still sing about young men's deaths so easily and think it's funny,' he added.
'People should think about the ongoing pain and suffering of the relatives of the lads that died and of course the lads who survived the crash. What must Sir Bobby Charlton think, forexample?
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'The club have been brilliant over the years in the way that they have recognised what happened and made sure that the victims of Munich have never been forgotten. They could not have done anything any better. But then I hear about something like this. It's disgraceful and chilling. This happened in 1958 yet still we have to hear these songs. It just makes me very sad.'
YouTube told Sportsmail last night they were investigating the posting of the footage.
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