May 18, 2021

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Liverpool vs. Manchester United clash officially postponed

Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United, scheduled for 16:30 this afternoon, has been postponed, as former Reds star Stan Collymore claimed (and supported by the BBC).

The 50-year-old posted the message on his Twitter account, saying: “Premier League leaders, club officials, match officials all understand the game is at stake.”

It has been backed by the clubs and Manchester United have released a statement confirming the postponement of the draw, according to the BBC.

“Following discussions between the police, the Premier League, Trafford Council and the clubs, our match against Liverpool has been postponed due to security and safety considerations surrounding the protest today,” confirmed Premier League outfit.

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

“Our fans are passionate about Manchester United and we fully recognize the right to freedom of expression and peaceful protest.

“However, we regret the disruption of the team and actions that put other fans, staff and the police in danger. We thank the police for their support and will assist them with subsequent investigation. ”

This follows demonstrations at Old Trafford where supporters have broken ground to protest the Glazers.

Protesters have since been cleared from the stadium, although it is entirely possible that the clash could have been canceled if fans were present inside the players’ locker rooms due to fears of COVID-19 pollution.

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Although the actions of the few who have damaged equipment on the ground should be criticized, the message sent to the ownership is one that fans throughout the Premier League will largely support in light of the ‘big six’ sides’ involvement in plans about forming a detachable league.

As fans continue to have little influence on how their clubs are run, we certainly support the idea of ​​more accountability for the top, not to mention the greater representation of supporters at the board level.

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