The message over why Manchester United followers had been protesting towards the membership’s possession shouldn’t be misplaced on account of ‘just a few idiots’, says Jamie Carragher.
Man United’s Premier League conflict at dwelling to Liverpool on Sunday was postponed following some shock scenes which noticed followers storm into Outdated Trafford, the place the match was as a result of be performed.
The protests began exterior the bottom, nevertheless, they spilled over as tons of of followers later made their means in earlier than stepping onto the pitch.
Issues then took an excellent worse flip as followers clashed with police, whereas a flare was filmed virtually hitting the place the Sky Sports activities studio relies.
The protestors who made it into the bottom and clashed with police have been broadly condemned with talkSPORT’s Perry Groves saying Man United followers have now ‘misplaced the ethical excessive floor’ on the Glazer household.
However Carragher is hoping the unsavoury scenes in Manchester received’t make individuals fully neglect why there was a protest deliberate within the first place.
He stated on Sky Sports activities: “From after I was a child going again 40 years and watching soccer, interested by how soccer supporters had been handled, I’m occurring about my very own metropolis and the membership I really like and the way the Heysel and Hillsborough disasters had been portrayed.
“Let’s not paint this as just a few idiots as a result of somebody threw a can or somebody threw a flare. I’m virtually defending Manchester United followers…
“I do know they shouldn’t be on the pitch however let’s not neglect what that is. It’s towards this soccer membership’s possession.
“I’m going again to how soccer followers had been handled on the again of some idiots. Let’s get that proper. A variety of Man United followers are right here as a result of they’re fuming with how their soccer membership is being run.
“Ought to they storm onto the pitch? Ought to somebody throw a flare? No. However we’re speaking about 1000’s of individuals right here right this moment.
“It’s not simply Manchester United followers. We noticed Arsenal followers protesting, Chelsea followers attempting to cease a recreation, I’m certain Liverpool followers would do one thing comparable.”