This Sunday, Manchester United and Liverpool were to have played out the eagerly awaited North West derby, but an unexpected event prevented it from taking place.
Hundreds of Red Devils fans made their way to Old Trafford to protest against the Glazer family who own the club. Many remained outside the stadium, but many others managed to get into the venue and even onto the pitch.
As they shouted shouting and threw flares, the English club’s supporters expressed their dissatisfaction with the management of the owners, who a few days ago tried to include the team in the controversial European Super League project.
Initially, it was planned that the North West derby would only be delayed for a few hours, but in the end it was postponed to a new, as yet undefined date.
“Following discussion between the Police, The Premier League, Trafford Council and the clubs, our match against Liverpool has been postponed due to safety and security considerations around the protest today,” United said in a statement.
The club also confirmed that “discussions will now take place with the Premier League on a revised date for the fixture.”
The team also said that while “they acknowledge the right to free expression” they regret those “actions which put other fans, staff, and the police in danger.”