Premier League: Manchester United face points deductions following fan protest at Old Trafford that postponed Liverpool match

Premier League: Manchester United face points deductions following fan protest at Old Trafford that postponed the match against Liverpool
Premier League: Manchester United face points deductions following fan protest at Old Trafford that postponed the match against Liverpool

Premier League: English giant Manchester United FC are in crisis, not because of their on-field performance but their fans’ protest before the Liverpool match on Sunday. The protests against Manchester United’s owners led to the postponement of the game and as per Premier League and FA rules, the club could be docked points for not ensuring players’ and officials’ safety.

As per a report from The Sun, PGMOL match day chiefs on duty yesterday at Stockley Park, the match manager and co-ordinator on duty at Old Trafford and Michael Oliver, who was due to referee the game, have also been asked to supply urgent reports.

On Sunday, the theatre of dreams plunged into chaos after thousands of Manchester United fans gathered outside Old Trafford and invaded the pitch before the match kicked off. They were protesting against the Glazers family, the American billionaires who own the club, following their failed attempt to launch the European Super League.

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Premier League: Manchester United face points deductions following fan protest at Old Trafford that postponed Liverpool match

With protest inside and outside the stadium, the players, who were at the city-centre hotels, could not step out and the Premier League chiefs decided to postpone the game due to concerns about players’ safety.

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As per Premier League and FA rules, such forced postponements could lead to docking of points, heavy fine and suspension. However, as per a report by the Sun, Manchester United could avert the docking of points as the game was called off due to safety concerns of the Premier League itself.

While Manchester United could still face fines, the game could be rescheduled for May 12, four days before Liverpool’s trip to West Bromwich Albion. On May 12, Manchester United were to play Leicester City. That game will now be rescheduled to May 16.

Premier League: Manchester United face points deductions following fan protest at Old Trafford that postponed Liverpool match

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