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Man Utd v Liverpool postponed after fan protests

Liverpool’s Premier League clash at Man Utd on Sunday afternoon has been postponed after a fan protest by the home fans.

Approximately 200 United fans gained access to Old Trafford and demonstrated against the club’s owners the Glazer family, while others gathered around the two clubs’ hotels to prevent the teams from travelling to the ground.

The game was initially delayed while police tried to get the situation under control but eventually the Premier League decided to postpone the fixture, issuing the following statement:

“This is a collective decision from the police, both clubs, the Premier League and local authorities.

“The security and safety of everyone at Old Trafford remains of paramount importance.

“We understand and respect the strength of feeling but condemn all acts of violence, criminal damage and trespass, especially given the associated Covid-19 breaches.

“Fans have many channels by which to make their views known, but the actions of a minority seen today have no justification.

“We sympathise with the police and stewards who had to deal with a dangerous situation that should have no place in football.

“The rearrangement of the fixture will be communicated in due course.”

This is just the latest such protest as fans react to recent attempts by clubs to form a breakaway European Super League.

Spirit of Shankly are in discussions with FSG to try to resolve the issue at Liverpool and we await development on the talks being had.

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