Man United, Liverpool clash postponed after mass protest at Old Trafford

Man United, Liverpool clash postponed after mass protest at Old Trafford
May 02
18:00 2021

Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool — billed for 4:30 pm on Sunday — has now been postponed.


The postponement came after some angry United fans broke into the stadium and invaded the pitch to air their discontent against the Glazer family, the owners of the club.

Videos and pictures of about 200 flare-carrying and corner-flag-waving fans singing on the main pitch of Old Trafford began surfacing on the internet around mid-afternoon on Sunday.


“Following discussion between the Police, The Premier League, Trafford Council and the clubs, our match against Liverpool has been postponed due to safety and security considerations around the protest today,” an official statement from United read.

“Discussions will now take place with the Premier League on a revised date for the fixture.

“Our fans are passionate about Manchester United, and we completely acknowledge the right to free expression and peaceful protest.

“However, we regret the disruption to the team and actions which put other fans, staff, and the police in danger. We thank the police for their support and will assist them in any subsequent investigations.”


The invasion of the stadium seemed to be a product of the brewing anger of the supporters at the Glazer family for joining the now-breakaway European Super League (ESL) last month.

Joe Glazer, a co-owner of Manchester United, was named as the vice-president of the proscribed league.


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