Prior to New York Red Bulls' match against D.C. United on September 11, 2016, the South Ward - the section of Red Bull Arena that is home to RBNY's three main supporters' groups - unfurled a tifo in remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001.
#NeverForget pic.twitter.com/DoFC4gNbDr— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) September 11, 2016
The tifo was not the only tribute to those affected by the singular tragedy.
@TotalMLS we raised money to buy tickets for first responders each set a ticket meant he would capo in the gear for x amount of time— Eric Friedlander (@EF1234_1) September 11, 2016
Two first responders from 9/11 part of ceremonial coin toss. pic.twitter.com/lLoJaLLe4o— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 11, 2016
Amazing job @NewYorkRedBulls to remember 9/11/01 . #RedBullsRadio live today @tunein @SiriusXMFC pic.twitter.com/4tz6YFBFEY— matt harmon (@harmonmt) September 11, 2016
But the banner provided a simple and memorable expression of the prevailing sentiment of the day.
#NeverForget tifo from @RBA_SouthWard #NYvDC #RBNY pic.twitter.com/NOFhw2PAhl— JohnC.-TheRedEdition (@jacorbett70) September 11, 2016
A beautiful Tifo by #RBNY fans ahead of their game with D.C. United. pic.twitter.com/bIMcfQPdqq— Kristan Heneage (@KHeneage) September 11, 2016
#NYvDC pic.twitter.com/6q0jOWvU11— Major League Soccer (@MLS) September 11, 2016
"Together We Remember" Pure class from the @RBA_SouthWard #RBNYvDCU pic.twitter.com/tvdizYekyb— Fernando Gonzalez (@Jerzyiroc) September 11, 2016
Like he said: pure class.