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Man United and Liverpool could face Uefa action after incidents on Thursday


Man United and Liverpool could face Uefa action after incidents on Thursday

Following the Europa League last-16 second leg clash between Manchester United and Liverpool, Uefa has charged by both clubs with crowd trouble at Old Trafford on Thursday night, with flares being lit and seats were thrown. 

Rival fans could be pictured fighting in the stands at Old Trafford with seats being thrown and flares being lit, which resulted in five men being arrested.

Jim Liggett, Greater Manchester Police Superintendent said they were investigating a ‘handful of concerning incidents’ after the game.

Police had to take down a banner on the M602 motorway in Salford before the game on Thursday night, which was made to taunt Liverpool fans heading to Old Trafford to watch the second-leg.

Manchester United fans were charged by Uefa for: stairways being blocked, crowd disturbances and the throwing of objects. Whilst Liverpool fans were charged for: illicit chants, the setting off of fireworks, the throwing of objects, crowd disturbances and a late kick-off.

The case is set to be heard by the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Board at Uefa on 19 May, with the Final of the prestigious competition set to be held the day before.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are looking into a tweet sent from youth team player – Jordan Williams’ verified Twitter account during the match.

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The tweet depicted an aeroplane emoji and pair of hands clapping, in response to a video of Liverpool fans celebrating inside Old Trafford.

Many other Twitter users suggested Williams was mocking the 1958 Munich air disaster, in which eight United players died.

Williams, 20, deleted the tweet and later apologised, saying: “My Twitter has been hacked, I would never put anything like that to offend anyone, sorry about this.”

He has since deactivated his Twitter Account.

Adam Crookes

Twitter: @AdamTCrookes

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