Solskjaer pleads with Man Utd fans for 'civilised' protests after Old Trafford mayhem

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Solskjaer pleads with Man Utd fans for 'civilised' protests after Old Trafford mayhem
LONDON: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called for protests to remain "civilised" after Sunday's (May 9) anti-Glazer demonstration forced the postponement of Manchester United's Premier League match against Liverpool.
 
Fan anger at the American owners has been stirred up by the European Super League fiasco, with thousands of protestors descending on Old Trafford demanding change in the hours before the scheduled kick-off.
 
A number of supporters broke into the stadium and invaded the pitch while another group made their frustrations clear at the team hotel in the city centre.
 
A police spokesman said six officers were injured as flares were let off and bottles thrown during the protests. One officer sustained a fractured eye socket and another a facial wound.
 
A 28-year-old man was charged with a number of offences including throwing fireworks and use of threatening behaviour.
 
"It was a difficult day for us," said Solskjaer, speaking ahead of Thursday's second leg of United's Europa League match against Roma in Italy.
 
 
Source: CNA

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