Liverpool Legend Reveals He Could Have Died During Old Trafford Protests by Man United Fans

Liverpool Legend Reveals He Could Have Died During Old Trafford Protests by Man United Fans

- Graeme Souness was among Sky Sports pundits who had set base at old Trafford in readiness for Man United's clash with Liverpool

- But the match failed to take off as planned after fans staged a protest at the venue leading to its cancellation

- It is understood the irate supporters chucked a lit flare and a beer can towards the pundits who had to scamper for safety

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Premier League legend Graeme Souness has narrated a harrowing experience during protests that rocked Old Trafford hours to Man United's clash with Liverpool.

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The match failed to take off as planned after fans staged a protest at the venue leading to its cancellation. Photo: Getty images.
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United fans staged a protest in the run-up to the mouthwatering clash on Sunday, May 2, forcing their way into the stadium.

The chaos saw the much-anticipated match initially delayed before it was postponed over safety grounds.

The irate fans were protesting against the Glazer family who own the Old Trafford club.

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It was reported the supporters who were in their hundreds gained access to the match venue before making their way to the pitch.

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At the time, Sky Sports had set up their studio at the facility for broadcasting but the crew had to scamper for safety as the supporters chucked a lit flare and a beer can towards the pundits.

Souness, who works with the British broadcaster was caught up in the mayhem, with the Liverpool icon later revealing he "could have been killed."

"Let’s not mess around, we’re all skirting around it, let’s be honest: someone has thrown a flair up to this stage today. If that had hit any one of us we’d be lying in a hospital permanently scared on one side of our face," he said as cited by Metro UK.

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"So that isn’t a laughable situation. Someone threw a full can of beer at us. Again, that clips you in the wrong place, that might even kill you," he added.

Man United later released a statement condemning the incident as "it put other fans, staff, and the police in danger."

The club further announced they are in discussions with relevant bodies to discuss rescheduling of the match.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his wards now turn their focus to the upcoming Europa League second leg meeting with Roma to be staged in Rome.

United already have one foot in the finals of the competition, having secured a 6-2 win in the reverse tie played at Old Trafford mid-last week.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that The Premier League cracker pitting Man United vs Liverpool has been postponed after angry supporters invaded Old Trafford.

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The mouthwatering encounter was slated to play on Sunday, May 2, at the Theatre of Dreams.

However, this failed to happen after furious fans stormed the venue hours to the kick-off to protest against United's ownership by the Glazers.

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