MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: The Premier League clash between Manchester United and Liverpool was postponed last night after supporters stormed the pitch at Old Trafford in protest against United’s owners, the Glazer family.
Hundreds of supporters entered the field shouting “we want the Glazers out.”
A large number of supporters also gathered outside the stadium and there were fights with police who tried to disperse them.
“After discussions with the police, the Premier League, Trafford Council and the club, our clash with Liverpool has been postponed for security reasons following today’s protests,” United said in a statement.
“Our supporters are so passionate about Manchester United and we are aware of the freedom of expression and peaceful protest.
“However we regret the disruption to the team and the action which put supporters, staff and police in danger. We thank the police for their support and will assist in any investigation.”
“The safety of everyone at Old Trafford remains paramount,” the Premier League said in a statement.
“We understand and respect those feelings but condemn all violence, criminal conduct and trespassing, especially involving the COVID-19 rule.”
Manchester City could be crowned Premier League champions if United lose the match.
No new date has been set for the rematch.