FC Bayern mourns death of one of its ‘biggest fans’ from Syria
Nawf Sattah was reportedly killed trying to cross the Mediterranean into Europe as a refugee
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.
It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the death of one of our biggest fans from Syria, Nawf Sattah. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/vX05RxuR2G— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) September 22, 2015
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.
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.
- U.S. increases aid to Syrian refugees
- Lebanon to enroll 100,000 new Syrian students-refugees
- Son of tripped Syrian refugee accompanies Ronaldo at game
- Canada to accept 10,000 Syrians within one year
- Turkey spent $7.6 bln on 2.2 mln Syrian refugees
- Syrian tripped by Hungarian journalist heading to Spain
- Taking in Syria refugees 'heightens risk of terrorism': U.S. lawmaker
- Cameron in Jordan for Syria refugee talks
- Syrian refugees don’t want to camp in Saudi Arabia. They want a future
- Gulf states urge world to do more to help refugees