Man U fans angry at being denied revelry if team wins Champs League FinalMay 17th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by admin
Edinburgh , May 17 (ANI): Man U fans are an angry lot these days, as the Manchester City Council has decided not to allow any celebrations to welcome the team if it won the Champions League Cups Final against Chelsea in Moscow on Wednesday.
The decision was reportedly taken keeping in mind last weeks incidents of rioting by Rangers supporters.
Manchester City Council, widely criticised for its handling of the Uefa Cup final in the city, took the decision along with Trafford Council, Manchester United and Greater Manchester Police that there will be no parade should the team win, reported The Scotsman.
Details are being discussed to organise an event which may take place during the summer, the paper quoted a statement as saying.
The Council confirmed that the riots involving Rangers fans had been a factor in the decision.
Albert Scanlon, a former Man U player, said that thousands of fans would be “gutted” and blamed the police and council’s “shambolic” organisation of the Uefa Cup final. It wasn’t the people of Manchester ’s fault what happened on Wednesday, he said.
Similarly, Simon Murphy (37), a season ticket-holder from Bury, said, “Why punish us for something we haven’t done? Just because Rangers fans can’t behave doesn’t mean United fans would do the same.” (ANI)
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