One of the key founders of the Manchester United fan group was tragically killed by Russian soldiers in Ukraine when his car was hit by artillery, which led to his death.
The fan club, Kyiv Reds, Manchester United supporters movement were founded by Oleksandr Koukin in the Ukrainian capital in 2002.
However, reports show that he unfortunately got caught up in the conflict in his homeland. It is believed that Kokin was trying to help his family escape the city when tragedy struck.
His wife Alina and daughter were also injured and underwent surgery in the hospital.
Kyiv Reds Facebook The page wrote: “Olxandr Koukin, one of the founders of the Kyiv Reds tragically passed away on the 3rd of March 2022.
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Two weeks ago he tried to evacuate his family from the territories temporarily occupied by the Russian armed forces, and the invaders shot their car.
Oleksandr’s wife and daughter underwent surgery and are now hospitalized, sorry to say Oleksandr could not make it through.”
The post went further, “During his funeral, his family put a band with the Manchester United crest in his coffin, and they all knew how much he loved our club. As the famous United hymn says: ‘Going to the soul in heaven, where I will go when I die, and when I die and they put me to rest, I will go on p*** With Georgie Best… “You will always be remembered, my friend!”
United also paid tribute to his death with a statement that read: “Manchester United is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Alexander Kokin, one of the founding members of the Kyiv Reds fan club.
“The club is exploring a number of ways in which it can provide its support to both the Alexander family and the Kiev Reds at the appropriate time.”