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Wednesday 16 August 2017

Shocking footage emerges of vandalism at Old Trafford last night

General view as the teams walk onto the pitch before the match
General view as the teams walk onto the pitch before the match
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Images have emerged on social media that appear to show Manchester City fans vandalising the Old Trafford toilets during Wednesday night’s EFL Cup game.

Smiling City supporters were photographed kicking the sinks off the wall, with water spraying from what was left of the toilets that were left in pieces on the floor.

Similar scenes were played out as Tottenham fans smashed the toilets at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium during a Premier League visit last season, with this brand of hooliganism apparently becoming popular with misguided ‘football fans’.

The damage that appears to have been caused to the Old Trafford furniture on Wednesday night was put into perspective when compared to the ugly scenes that took place at the West Ham v Chelsea EFL Cup clash, with the English FA now investigating the latest violent scenes at the London Stadium.

West Ham supporters have been bombarding UK radio phone-ins to suggest West Ham’s new rented stadium is ‘unpoliceable’, with the vast around the venue that was used as the venue for the 2012 London Olympics proving to be a huge challenge for police and stewards to manage.

There have even been suggestions in the UK that away supporters may need to be banned from the London Stadium if it is to be a viable venue for Premier League football moving forward.

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