Monday 20 November 2017

Heartbroken Man United fan from Sierra Leone given FA Cup final tickets after 'bomb' fiasco

Moses was left devastated after the bomb scare scuppered his dreams of watching Manchester United
Moses was left devastated after the bomb scare scuppered his dreams of watching Manchester United

Callum Davis

Like the majority of Sunday night's Old Trafford crowd, Moses was completely devastated to hear that Manchester United's home game with Bournemouth would have to be abandoned.

But for one fan, the events which lead to the postponement of the game were even harder to bear.

Diehard Manchester United fan Moses had travelled over 3,000 miles from Sierra Leone West Africa in order to watch his first United game at Old Trafford.

However in a cruel twist, Moses was denied watching his beloved team live when the stadium was forced to be evacuated after a 'suspicious package' was found.

The package has since been revealed to be a fake bomb which a private security firm failed to remove from the back of a toilet door following a routine test.

News of Moses' heartbreak soon went viral when Iain Sterling, Vice President of the Manchester United Supporter's Trust, tweeted a picture of the despondent fan.

Minutes later Sterling announced that the Trust had rallied around to pay for Moses' flight tickets to be re-arranged so that the fan could travel to see Manchester United play Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final this Saturday.

Stirling later another picture of Moses with the caption: "Moses is a happy man. This is what being United is about."

The Premier League have announced that the postponed game between Manchester United and Bournemouth will now take place in Tuesday evening at 8pm.

This was the first time in 24 years that a Premier League match has been cancelled on security grounds.

Ed Woodward is understood to be demanding of an investigation into the debacle that led to a hoax bomb being mistakenly left in the Manchester United toilets by private security firm, Security Search Management & Solutions Ltd.

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