By Chris Wheeler And Simon Jones For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:31 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 22:35 BST, 3 May 2021
Manchester United staff were shocked to be confronted by a drunken fan who got into the first-team dressing room during Sunday’s Old Trafford protest.
Nine staff, including team doctors, physios, masseurs and kit men, were preparing for the game against Liverpool when around 100 protesters broke into the ground and several made it through the players’ tunnel.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
One unruly fan reached the dressing room and shouted at staff, who feared for their safety as stewards tried to restore order outside. It is a shocking indication of how seriously United’s security was breached, as the mob forced their way into the stadium and got on the pitch on two separate occasions.
Manchester United fans stormed Old Trafford on Saturday in protest of the Glazer ownership
Supporters made it into the bowels of the stadium, with one even breaching the dressing room
Corner flags and 25 match balls were taken by the supporters, who also threw a flare at the Sky Sports gantry and smashed a television camera.
Worried staff were told to lock themselves in offices in the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand. The dressing room intrusion also poses a Covid threat to United’s first-team bubble, even though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players were holed up in the Lowry Hotel at the time.
They were blocked by another group of demonstrators, who stopped them travelling to the game — which was eventually postponed following the