Manchester United’s game against Liverpool at Old Trafford has been postponed after the club’s fans invaded the pitch few hours before the encounter was due to commence.
The protest against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club was sparked by the failed European Super League (ESL).
The fans, who stormed the pitch at 1pm with banners and flares, chanted various slogans, including “we want Glazers out.
Some of the protesters numbering over 1,000 reportedly tried to address the dressing rooms.
Reacting to the incident, a statement from Manchester United read, “Following discussion between police, the Premier League, Trafford Council and the clubs, our match against Liverpool has been postponed due to safety and security considerations around the protest today.
“Discussions will now take place with the Premier League on a revised date for the fixture.
“Our fans are passionate about Manchester United, and we completely acknowledge the right to free expression and peaceful protest.
“However, we regret the disruption to the team and actions which put other fans, staff, and the police in danger. We thank the police for their support and will assist them in any subsequent investigations.”
Liverpool also released a statement affirming support for the decision to postpone the game.