Manchester United fans filmed throwing flares at Ed Woodward’s house. The violent scenes took place on Tuesday night.
Manchester United fans around the world have become very frustrated at the performances of a side that less than a decade ago dominated England. Fans have blamed United’s owners, the Glazer family and executive vice-chairman of the club, Ed Woodward, for the predicament they find themselves in.
Many fans regularly take to social media to express their discontent with the manner in which the club is run. However, some fans have taken it to far by attacking Woodward’s house with flares while chanting about harming him on Tuesday night.
Watch: Manchester United fans filmed throwing flares at Ed Woodward’s house
The video titled ‘Ed Woodward’s gonna die’ shows fans aiming flares at a house that is reportedly owned by the Manchester United CEO.
Just seen a video surface of United fans allegedly firing Flares at Ed Woodward’s House, Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/sjXTRqOSPy
— Madman Mason (@MadmanMason3) January 28, 2020
Manchester United immediately responded to the incident by releasing a statement on the matter saying:
“Manchester United Football Club have tonight been made aware of the incident outside the home of one of our employees.
“We know that the football world will unite behind us as we work with GMP to identify the perpetrators of this unwarranted attack.
“Anybody found guilty of a criminal offence or found to be trespassing on this property, will be banned for life by the club and may face prosecution.
“Fans expressing opinion is one thing, criminal damage & intent to endanger life is another. There is simply no excuse for this.”
Fans call attack disgrace
Any sane person would say that the well-being of any human being is above that of a football club. To wish death upon someone and to actually attempt harm is a disgrace and right-minded United fan rightfully distance themselves from the disturbing act. Fortunately for Woodward and his family, they were not at their home at the time.
As per @MullockSMirror, Ed Woodward’s Cheshire home was attacked by 20-30 balaclava clad United fans around 8pm tonight. Woodward and his family weren’t home, thankfully. Depressing story
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) January 28, 2020
Manchester United fans outside Ed Woodward’s house throwing flares and threatening his life. Why? Because he’s only spent £900M on transfers since Fergie left. I never want to hear anything about Liverpool fans being the worst again. https://t.co/oJ06rMysft
— Tommy (@TLister77) January 28, 2020
If this is genuine then it’s absolutely disgusting. The man has young twins, FFS. https://t.co/bVRGUG6lM5
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 28, 2020
We all hate Woodward, but throwing flares outside his home when he has kids and wife, this is too far
— TSF- Arturo V (@ArturoV0708) January 28, 2020
Expect this from dippers but not our fanbase. Not on at all imo. I hate him as much as anyone but this ain’t right.
— Nick (@rigsby1734) January 28, 2020
this why everyone hates that club
— MainManMané (@SheikhSadio) January 28, 2020
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