Man Utd protesters hurl flares at Sky Sports studio after storming Old Trafford pitch

Man Utd fans hurl flares at Sky Sports pundits

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Flares were hurled at Sky Sports pundits including Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher when hundreds of angry Manchester United supporters broke into the Old Trafford stadium. Footage posted online shows projectiles thrown towards the pundits as they sat in the Sky Sports studio. The shocking stadium invasion took place ahead of Manchester United’s Premier League clash against rivals Liverpool, which has now been delayed.

Sky Sports presenter David Jones claimed Manchester United fans “threw missiles” at them after breaking into Old Trafford.

He said: “They don’t want it to go ahead at all.

“Literally, we witnessed the protest because somehow they managed to get themselves in hundreds onto the pitch here at Old Trafford to continue their demonstration, it seems against the Glazer family and their ownership of Manchester United.

“And then, as quickly as they appeared, threw a couple of missiles in our direction, they dispersed again.”

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There were clashes between football supporters and police outside of the stadium.

According to Sky Sports, the teams have yet to even leave their team hotels.

Some supporters were gathered outside of the team’s hotel in the city centre, lighting smokebombs and chanting anti-Glazer songs.

The anger at the protest was directed at the Glazer family who own Manchester United.

In respose to the protest, the Premier League said: “After the security breach at Old Trafford, we can confirm the Manchester United v Liverpool match will not kick off at 16:30 BST.

“The safety of everyone at Old Trafford is paramount.” 

BBC 5 Live football reporter John Murray said: “Meetings are ongoing inside Old Trafford in one of the dressing rooms to decide what will happen next.”


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