UEFA Charges Manchester United And PSG For Crowd Disturbance, For Thrown Objects And Damages

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have been charged by UEFA for incidents during Tuesday’s last-16 first leg at Old Trafford. United face two charges after their supporters were accused of blocking stairways and throwing objects during the game, which ended 2-0 to PSG. Meanwhile, PSG have been hit by four different counts with the travelling fans alleged to have set off fireworks, thrown objects and committed acts of damage along with other crowd disturbances.¬†Former United winger Angel Di Maria had a bottle thrown at him during the match on his first return to Old Trafford since leaving for PSG in 2015. Report received is that¬†around 800 seats were damaged in the away end, while the netting that protects the disabled fans in front of the away section was ripped off. PSG’s fans are said to have smuggled flares into the ground with one fan understood to have suffered hand injuries as a result of the pyrotechnics. Disciplinary issues were not limited to the stands, United midfielder Paul Pogba was sent off in the closing moments for a second bookable offence and will miss the second leg in March at the Parc des Princes. A hole was punched into the roof of a tram by supporters attending the match. One source from United has told KOKO: “Our fans created a great atmosphere getting behind the team last night. PSG fans played their part but some of their behaviour clearly went too far.” The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on February 28. Chief inspector Colette Rose, silver commander for the game, said in a statement released by Greater Manchester Police: “Prior to last night’s match, we worked closely with TfGM (Transport for Greater Manchester), the local
authorities and the clubs to fully assess the appropriate policing response and ensure fans could travel to the stadium and enjoy the game in a safe environment. “To minimise disruption to the general public as fans were arriving, a plan was put in place to signpost people to a number of travel options, including public transport. Broadly speaking, this worked well, although there were some minor delays due to damage caused to some trams. TfGM has passed CCTV onto us and this footage will be reviewed. Photo Credit: Getty


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