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Protests by United fans: football legends shot at with pyros, policeman injured with bottle


What kind of mess was that? Before the Premier League game between Manchester United and Liverpool, hundreds of United fans stormed Old Trafford. Two policemen were injured.

  • In Manchester, United fans are protesting against the owner family.

  • Before the game against Liverpool, the supporters storm the stadium.

  • The game had to be canceled.

  • Now new details are known.

Fan anger in England: Before the Premier League hit Manchester United against Liverpool, thousands of United fans protested against club boss Joel Glazer (54). Some supporters even stormed Old Trafford, set fire to Bengalos and Pyros on the pitch. Others blocked the team's way to the bus at the team hotel and prevented them from traveling. According to "BBC", a fan shop served as a gate into the arena. The result: After a long wait, the game had to be canceled. The new date of the event is not yet known.

The first videos on Sunday showed how serious the situation was. Now more and more information is known. Two policemen had to go to hospital with injuries. As the "Daily Mail" quoted the Manchester police, one was "attacked with a bottle and suffered a severe cut on the face, which requires emergency hospital treatment". And in fact, videos are circulating on the net of the injured police officer who has a clear, bloody wound to his face just below his eye.

"I understand the frustration and why the fans act"

Football legends were also attacked. Supporters threw pyros into the stands. Jamie Carragher had to take cover there. The Liverpool legend was next to United icon Gary Neville in the stadium to analyze the game for Sky as an expert. Spicy: Both had even defended the rival's fans for their protest, only condemned those who went too far through the violent entry into the stadium. “This is the result of the actions of the owners of Manchester United two weeks ago. There is a general distrust and displeasure with the owners, ”said Neville, for example. And Kaspar Schmeichel said: "I understand the frustration and why the fans act". But it is completely wrong to storm the stadium.

Manchester United meanwhile responded with an official statement. The club wrote: "Our fans are passionate about Manchester United and we fully recognize the right to freedom of expression and peaceful protest." And: "However, we regret the disruption of the team and the actions that put other fans, employees and the police in danger."

Protests against the Glazer family

Originally, the supporters of the Red Devils had gathered in front of the stadium at noon. There they protested loudly with banners and flares against the controversial Glazer family, which in 2005 had taken over the majority of the traditional club. The fans have been dissatisfied with the owners for a long time. The now discarded plans for a European super league, of which Man United is one of the initiators, had increased their displeasure.

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