FC Bayern mourns death of one of its ‘biggest fans’ from Syria

In response to Sattah’s tragic death, Bayern Munich fans are calling for a minute’s silence at Tuesday’s league match against Wolfsburg as a mark of respect. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Bayern Munich FC on Tuesday paid tribute to “one of its biggest fans” from Syria, Nawf Sattah, after she was reportedly killed trying to cross the Mediterranean into Europe as a refugee.

While Bayern Munich’s official Twitter account in English did not explain how Sattah was killed, the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle said the 30-year-old Sattah along with her sister Mary drowned Sunday on the perilous crossing between Turkey and Greece.

The influx of refugees and migrants, two-fifths of them from Syria, has overwhelmed the European Union’s southern rim states and plunged the 28-nation bloc into furious disputes over border controls reimposed by some members.

Sattah’s Facebook page is still not deactivated, and it shows the English literature graduate’s love to her team including poems she wrote to star player Sebastian Schweinsteiger.

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In response to Sattah’s tragic death, Bayern Munich fans are calling for a minute’s silence at Tuesday’s league match against Wolfsburg as a mark of respect.

While on Twitter, the hashtags: #RIP_Nawf and #MiaSanMiaNawf were created in her memory.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45
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