Munich air disaster victim Billy Whelan subject of vile graffiti on the Dublin …

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A Dublin bridge dedicated to Munich air disaster victim Billy Whelan has been the subject of disgraceful graffiti abuse this weekend.

The Irishman was one of the eight Manchester United players killed in 1958 when a plane crashed after a European Cup tie against Red Star Belgrade.

Whelan subsequently had a bridge in the Phisborough area of Dublin dedicated to him, with fans stopping to pay their respects over the years.

However, an image was uploaded onto Twitter today, showing the appalling defacement, reading “Munich B******”. The term LFC is also written on the wall.

One user, Kevin Brannigan captured the graffiti and tweeted: “This is horrible. Graffiti on the Liam Whelan bridge in Phisborough.”

The development is a sorry affair, especially on a weekend where the football world has come together to honour those who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster.

Several members of the current United squad visited the Munich memorial site ahead of their recent Champions League tie against Bayern.

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