Manchester United announced that it will punish any fan found to be involved in criminal or hostile behavior during the protests that caused the team’s match against Liverpool at home on Sunday to be postponed.
A number of protesters stormed the Old Trafford stadium before the start of the confrontation with Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, as the protests against the Glazer family turned into incidents of destruction and violence.
Two officers were wounded during these disturbances, and one of them was attacked with a bottle, causing a large wound to the face, which required him to undergo emergency treatment in the hospital.
Bottles and barriers were also thrown at police officers and horses outside the stadium.
Manchester will continue to work with the police to determine the identity of those involved, and according to the sanctions list, causing damage to a facility or engaging in uncontrolled behavior requires the penalty of being denied entry to the team’s stadium between one and six matches.
As for assault or violent behavior towards employees, the police or another person in the work environment, or any other criminal activity, it may lead to an indefinite suspension.
According to the British news agency (BA Media), Manchester United is focusing its efforts on those who have committed incidents of violence and the punishment will not necessarily apply to fans who only enter the stadium or go to the pitch.
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