Blatter pays respects to Polish fans
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FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has written a letter of condolence to the President of the Polish FA upon learning of the deaths of two Lechia Gdansk fans who were travelling back from watching their team play at Piast Gliwice.

The bus they were travelling on went through a ditch and rolled over in a field near the town of Wloclawek. As well as the fatalities, 52 fellow supporters were injured.

"I would like to express my great sorrow on learning of the tragic bus accident that claimed the lives of two football fans of FC Lechia Gdańsk as they were returning from a match early on Tuesday morning," wrote the FIFA President.

 "I hope that those injured in the crash are in a stable condition and wish them much strength, courage and a speedy recovery. My thoughts are also with them and their families."