The Manchester Derby was marred by those that allegedly support Manchester City today. The inability to cope with the outcome of a football match resulted in Manchester United players having bits of seats, bottles, coins and all sorts thrown at them.
What I find extraordinary isn’t the fact that people are emotional or angry. Not that people want to demonstrate this. It’s the fact they choose to act like vigilantes in an environmet that has more recorded TV and CCTV going on than most places on god’s earth!
Manchester City Football Club have issued the following statement:
Manchester City FC security officials are co-operating fully with Greater Manchester Police in relation to events leading up to the throwing of missiles onto the field of play, and between the two sets of supporters, during today’s game against Manchester United.
Manchester City wishes to offer its sincere apologies to Rio Ferdinand. The Club unreservedly condemns the actions which led to his being injured.
GMP’s review of all fan behaviour at today’s match will be fully supported by the Club, through the provision of CCTV footage and eyewitness accounts. Following this review, and any associated police action, the Club will also apply its own disciplinary policies for any fans found guilty of offences.
Let’s hope all the idiots responsible are arrested as soon as possible.
GIFS courtesy of @brocadfael