Manchester United followers invade stadium in protest in opposition to homeowners

2021 05 02T140400Z 2071157946 UP1EH5214IYBV RTRMADP 3 SOCCER EUROPE BREAKAWAY

Anti-Glazer motion has gained momentum following the membership’s failed try to affix a breakaway Super League.

Hundreds of Manchester United followers protesting in opposition to the Glazer household’s possession of the membership stormed into their Old Trafford stadium and gathered on the pitch forward of Sunday’s Premier League sport in opposition to Liverpool.

British media reported followers turned up at Old Trafford at 1pm native time (12:00 GMT) to protest in opposition to the homeowners with banners and flares.

They pushed down the boundaries to power their manner into the bottom forward of one of many largest home video games of the season, which is scheduled to kick off at 4.30pm native time. They left the pitch after about 10 minutes.

The anti-Glazer motion has gained momentum in latest weeks following the membership’s failed try and kind a part of a breakaway European Super League final month.

United proprietor Joel Glazer, who was named the European Super League vice-chairman when the announcement was made, apologised to the followers in an open letter after they withdrew from the challenge.

However, that apology appears to have been rejected by the membership’s supporter base who protested exterior Old Trafford final week, which adopted demonstrations at United’s coaching floor.

It is believed those that gained entry to the bottom did so by way of the Munich Tunnel, after pushing down boundaries, regardless of the makes an attempt of safety guards to stop that occuring.

A lot of followers ran again out of the stadium complicated at round 2:20pm.

The invasion of the pitch adopted a protest exterior the Lowry Hotel, the place the United squad historically spend the evening earlier than any home match in preparation for video games.

The match had been because of begin at 4:30pm, however the Premier League confirmed the sport has been delayed till additional discover.

A Liverpool win would hand the Premier League title to United’s neighbours, Manchester City.