ManU Wants PSG To Pay For Damaged Seats At Old Trafford
ManU wants Paris St. Germain to "pay for the destruction" caused by Parisian supporters who damaged 800 seats in the away end at Old Trafford during Tuesday’s Champions League match, according to Paul Hirst of the LONDON TIMES. Around 3,500 PSG fans watched their team defeat ManU 2-0 in the first leg of the last-16 tie. The supporters "created a lively atmosphere by chanting all night," but some of their behavior was "unacceptable," according to ManU officials. ManU staff estimate that 800 seats were damaged at the stadium. Some were "ripped up and thrown" toward home fans in the East Stand. A number of PSG fans also "climbed on and ripped the netting that separates the away end from the disabled section." ManU officials reportedly plan to contact PSG about "footing the bill for the repairs." Fans from the French club also "managed to smuggle in smoke bombs and flares even though searches were in operation." A ManU source said, "Our fans created a great atmosphere getting behind the team last night. PSG fans played their part, but some of their behavior clearly went too far" (LONDON TIMES, 2/13).