May 8, 2021

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The Premier League condemns the protest of Manchester United fans


The Premier League condemned the protest of Manchester United fans, which led to the postponement of the game of the “red devils” against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

Supporters gathered in front of Old Trafford to protest the Glaser family’s club property, and a detached group also gathered in front of the Lowry Hotel in Salford, delaying the team’s bus exit.

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After a long delay, it was finally confirmed that the game will not be played on Sunday, when United released a statement shortly before 18:00.

Shortly afterwards, the Premier League issued its own press release: “Following a breach of Old Trafford’s security, Manchester United’s match against Liverpool has been postponed. It is a collective decision of the police, both clubs, the Premier League and local authorities.

The safety and security of everyone at Old Trafford remains paramount. We understand and respect the power of feelings, but we condemn all acts of violence, criminal damage and violation, especially given the violations of COVID-19. channels through which to express their views, but the actions of the minority observed today have no justification.

“We sympathize with the police and the stewards who had to deal with a dangerous situation that should not have a place in football. The rearrangement of the device will be announced in time.”

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