Manchester United fans storm the Old Trafford Pitch
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Jamie Carragher has revealed what he talked about with Manchester United supporters during their invasion of Old Trafford. The Liverpool legend was pitch-side for Sky Sports when angry protestors broke into the ground.
An anti-Glazer protest was taking place outside of the stadium but they broke police lines to invade the pitch.
The fans kicked balls and ripped the corner flags out of the ground during their time on the grass.
Clever Old Trafford chiefs turned on the sprinklers to get the protestors out of the grounds.
But before they left they passed Carragher and discussed why they were disrupting the match.
“The frustration with the ownership and I must say I’m obviously a Liverpool supporter in this stadium with Manchester United fans coming past me, but I do think in this situation, football rivalry goes out of this.,” Carragher said.
“Listen, it’s been peaceful, there’s no problem in the stadium, I’m unsure about outside the stadium, but it’s been a peaceful protest.
“They’re very unhappy with their owners, not just of what they’re doing in terms of buying a striker, or buying a player in the summer, I think as supporters and how they’ve been treated at this club and how they’ve gone about it.
“The frustration comes from that and it’s obviously heightened with what happened with the Super League. Yes, we all want to see a game of football, we don’t want to see any trouble but I can’t stand here and have a go at Manchester United fans.
“My own supporters, Liverpool, probably 10 or 15 years ago were doing these type of things, marching outside of stadiums to get rid of Hicks and Gillett.
“I would not have a go at any Manchester United fan as long as it’s peaceful and there’s no trouble.
“Football means a lot for a lot of people and Manchester as much as anybody. A peaceful protest and they’ve only got themselves to blame, the ownership.”
Gary Neville added: “You know what’s at the heart of it, this is the consequence of the owners of Manchester United’s actions two weeks ago,” Neville said.
“Obviously there’s a general disgust and dislike of the owners of this football club, but they weren’t protesting two or three weeks ago before this happened.
“Generally, the Glazer family along with a number of other families of football owners in this country were kniving and scheming behind the rest of football’s back to walk away with the crown jewels and today we’ve seen people protest at that and the fact this game is delayed is because of that.”
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