UK gov't cannot condone Manchester United fans' actions


Soccer Football - Manchester United fans protest against their owners before the Manchester United v Liverpool Premier League match - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - May 2, 2021 General view of Manchester United fans on the pitch in protest against their owners before the match Action Images via REUTERS/Carl Recine
Soccer Football - Manchester United fans protest against their owners before the Manchester United v Liverpool Premier League match - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - May 2, 2021 General view of Manchester United fans on the pitch in protest against their owners before the match Action Images via REUTERS/Carl Recine

LONDON - British foreign office minister James Cleverly said on Monday he could not condone the actions of soccer fans who forced their way into Manchester United's stadium to protest against the club's owners, causing the postponement of a match.

"(We) cannot, cannot condone the images that we've seen about storming the ground," Cleverly told Sky News. "But we do need to understand the frustrations that fans have not just with Manchester United, but with a number of clubs across the game."

 

(Reporting by William James; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)

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