We now have a Peruvian on the team, and chances are El Chino is well aware of the tragedy that took place thirteen years ago in the frigid waters of the pacific. And I, as a Peruvian, can’t help to recall my thoughts when I read the news of the terrible tragedy and remember and mourn the loss of all those young players, fans and team staff that lost their lives on that flight.
Players that could have, at one point or another, have given Peruvian soccer a boost, and giving me, along with countless others moments to remember. Instead, today I remember their loss.
It’s hard to imagine what one would feel should such event happen. For a moment to even think of the level of loss that would be experienced by any fan of the team, let alone the family members of those on board is mind boggling.
For a moment picture what we have here at United. A squad made up of young and talented players. A squad that has given us numerous and memorable championships. A staff which we judge and criticize on a daily basis. Imagine for a moment that all of them would be lost in just a matter of minutes.
Thirteen years ago many did not need to imagine. And today, instead, they will be imagining what should have been had that flight landed safely in Lima. Today, I dedicate everything on this site, my thoughts and words to those who were on that flight and to their families. And today I say thanks for all the trophies and championships United has given me.
Y dale U – Arriba Alianza!
In memory and homage to the players that lost their lives on December 8th 1987 in Pacific Coast of PerÃº:
JosÃ© Gonzales Ganoza