The anger with English football fans in regards to Manchester United and other Premier League powerhouses intending to join a proposed European 'Super League' is not close to going away. Hundreds of supporters broke into Old Trafford stadium before Manchester City's scheduled match against Manchester City. The chaos came complete with smoke bombs, flares and intruders throwing photographer tripods and other objects onto the playing surface. Two Manchester police officers were reported injured. The teams were ordered to stay at their hotels as order was attempted to be restored, the match postponed about an hour after its original start time. Premier League matches remain closed to fans as has been the case since Operation Restart last June, but that has not stopped thousands of supporters from protesting outside of Old Trafford, Arsenal Stadium and other venues. As the season rapidly winds down, the derby had little consequence for the clubs. Manchester City needs only one win in its remaining four matches to clinch the league title while MUFC appears headed for a second or third place finish, good for a 2021-22 Champions League invite unless UEFA opts to punish clubs involved in the Super League plan. The breaking story caused hundreds of angry texts sent to Fox Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer, who is not related to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers owners who also own Manchester United. Manchester United and the Premier League released statements saying that while they appreciate the passion, they do not condone the violence that involves security and other staff being in harms way.
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