Pic: Liam Whelan bridge in Dublin vandalised with despicable 'Munich' graffiti 6 years ago

Pic: Liam Whelan bridge in Dublin vandalised with despicable 'Munich' graffiti

It is hard to comprehend who would do something like this. Thankfully, the clean up has already begun.

One of the most poignant football places in Dublin is the memorial bridge to former Manchester United player Liam Whelan. Whelan, along with seven of his team-mates, was killed in the Munich air disaster in 1958. He was just 22 and a rising star of the game for club and country.

In 2006, a railway bridge close to Dalymount Park was named in his honour as Whelan had grown up in nearby St. Attracta Road in Cabra. The small plaque would always make you pause for thought as you walked past, and ensured that Whelan would never be forgotten in the area he came from.

But some person or persons decided to try and ruin that with some appalling graffiti that covered the bridge in the phrase 'Munich bastard' with the addition of 'LFC' and lots of red paint over the plaque itself.

Whelan bridge vandal

Pic via @Liam11

We are pleased to report that the folks at Bohs have been down to the bridge to begin the job of cleaning off the paint, so at least the damage was short lived.

Whelan bridge after

We sincerely hope those responsible are caught and dealt with by the Gardai.