Thirty-nine football fans, ranging in age from 15 to 52, have been sentenced for their role in a violent protest at Old Trafford in May 2021.
Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Liverpool was postponed last year when hundreds of supporters broke into Old Trafford to protest against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club, forcing their way onto the pitch and into several rooms in the ground.
Thirty-six Greater Manchester Police officers (GMP) were assaulted in total, with one officer receiving a serious facial injury requiring treatment in hospital, while stadium stewards and security staff were also assaulted.
The damage caused inside Old Trafford exceeded £70,000, including £60,000 worth of damage to TV cameras owned by a private company, said GMP.
The offences that the supporters were sentenced for include assault, criminal damage and…