Boris Johnson has said he understood “people’s strength of feeling” when it came to Sunday’s protests at Old Trafford.
The UK Prime Minister was responding to questions about the disruption which caused postponement for the biggest fixture in English football – between Manchester United v Liverpool.
“I don’t think it’s a good idea to have disruptive behaviour, demonstrations of that kind. But on the other hand, I do understand people’s strength of feeling,” Johnson said, as quoted by The Guardian.
It was peaceful for the most part and I feel the Greater Manchester police should share their focus with an incident which saw several police officers mishandle a United fan. All at once, like a pack of bullies.
We don’t know what exactly warranted that approach from the GMP – but does it matter when several are seen taking lumps out of someone on the floor?
My point is there was a better way to deal with that situation.
Anyhow, Johnson has popped up claiming he ‘understands’ our frustration with the Glazer family. Only now, 16-years on?!
It was interesting to find out, via Liverpool blog EOTK, that Liverpool supporters’ union Spirit of Shankly refused to meet with Johnson to discuss the European Super League after it had been initially proposed.