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Premier League condemns fans protest

The Premier League have condemned the Manchester United fan protest that led to the game against Liverpool being called off on Sunday afternoon.

Supporters gathered in their thousands outside Old Trafford to protest against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club, with a splinter group also congregating outside the Lowry Hotel in Salford, delaying the exit of the team’s bus.

Fans were seen throwing flares and Sky Sports showed a security guard bleeding with a cut to the head after being hit by a missile.

Police said two of their officers were also injured, one receiving a slash to his face from a glass bottle and said their officers were not punched bags for disgruntled fans.

West Ham fans will remember a pitch invasion and crowd disorder in 2018 when a protest against the owners split over to the London Stadium.

Hammers fans were condemned in the media at the time and vilified by the world’s press.

After a lengthy investigation lasting over a year, West Ham fined £100,000 for crowd disturbances by the Football Association for the on-pitch protests.

It will be interesting to see what happens to Manchester United as this is the first  Premier League game ever to be postponed as a result of crowd action.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Premier League condemns fans protest

  1. Its amazing, Carragher, Neville and the merry sky mob, totally back the protests say enough is enough with the owners blah blah blah.
    When the supporters of our club protested against the owners they have been ripped into by the same people who now say its the right to protest. Talksport, Sky etc have all vilified our fans.
    We were told lies about the athletics stadium we have been dragged into and promises of competing with the best in the transfer market, the rest is history.
    These commentators have short memories. I hope they get stuck with their owners they deserve each other.
    Calling off the game yesterday was another snowflake moment in the world of the UK health and safety led society.

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