‘This is absolutely disgusting’: Piers Morgan leads football fans’ horror after angry mob of Manchester United supporters launch attack on £ 2million home of Ed Woodward with fireworks, smoke bombs and spray paint
- Ed Woodward had his home vandalized by Manchester United fans on Tuesday
- Videos appeared on on social media of a mob congregating outside his house
- The actions have been widely condemned by other fans and commentators
A group of supporters in balaclavas launched fireworks and smokebombs at it
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A mob of around 35 balaclava-clad supporters – some of whom are understood to be members of United’s notorious ‘Men In Black’ hooligan firm – congregated outside Woodward’s home before launching a firework and a smoke bomb.
The Old Trafford club have insisted any supporters found at the scene would face a lifetime ban and could face prosecution.
Football fans around the country around Twitter to back the club’s action, with
‘This is absolutely disgusting,’ Morgan tweeted. ‘All genuine decent fans should root out these vermin from their club. Woodward has two young daughters for God’s sake. ‘
even United supporters followed suit, with Graham Day posting: ‘Agree completely, I’m a Man United fan and am appalled by this. They are not fans they are thugs, ‘and another saying it was’ completely unacceptable behavior.’
Fellow Twitter user lousaid: ‘Typical football yobs that give ALL decent fans a bad name !! Should be prosecuted if found and a harsh punishment given! Hope Ed and his family are ok and not hurt! ‘
Even Manchester United fans backed the calls for lifetime bans for those at the scene
A fellow Red Devil branded the group’s actions ‘completely unacceptable behavior’
Supporters of all clubs were quick to condemn the group, with best wishes going to Woodward
The group were called a ‘disgrace to football’ after supporters saw the violent scenes
Other fans labeled the actions both a ‘disgrace’ and ’embarrassing’ after the late-night attack
Some supporters sugge sted that the mob were ‘crossing the line’ with their behavior
Paul Metcalfe posted the fans were a ‘Disgrace to football and the club they allegedly support.’
‘Anyone supporting or justifying this needs another club to support, we’re better than this, They wrote.
‘This is crossing the line, this is unacceptable,’ wrote Olisa Azinge. ‘That’s attacking a man’s family. They should be banned for life, ‘
Woodward has come under plenty of scrutiny, in particular from United’s fanbase, as the club continue to struggle and fall even further away from the
During their recent Premier League defeat at home toBurnley and FA Cup victory against Tranmere, some United fans could be heard singing a song about Woodward and the Glazer family burning on a fire.
That toxicity reached a new level on Tuesday night when the 35 – strong group launched an attack on his luxurious Cheshire mansion, in which he lives with his wife, Isabelle, and two young children.
The gang assembled outside his house and rang an intercom on his large gates at the entrance to his home.
After the attack took place, the Premier League outfit issued a statement, insisting anyone found guilty at the scene would be banned for life by the club and ‘may face prosecution’.
Woodward (center right) lives with his wife, Isabelle (center left) and his two daughters
United are in danger of missing out on the Champions League for a second season running
The statement said: ‘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 Greater Manchester Police to identify the perpetrators of this unwarranted attack.
‘Fans expressing opinion is one thing, criminal damage and intent to endanger life is another. There is simply no excuse for this. ‘ Woodward continues to come under heavy scrutiny as United fall further behind the pace