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Smoke bombs and pitch invader mar under 21s football clash between Manchester United and Liverpool at Langtree Park
THERE were disturbing scenes during a match between Liverpool and Manchester United under 21s at Langtree Park, when a player was confronted by a pitch invader.
Smoke bombs were set off in one stand and thrown onto the pitch during the fiery encounter on Monday (February 25).
In these pictures, a man is escorted from the pitch by stewards after confronting Liverpool defender Adam Morgan.
Commenting on the pitch invasion, Morgan later posted on Twitter: “Glad there's photo evidence as well! Yeh what a idiot he was... just gives them a bad name.”
Despite fielding several first team players including England international Raheem Sterling and Haydock’s Conor Coady, Liverpool were beaten by a 94th minute strike by United defender Michele Fornasier.
An FA spokesman said: “We are aware of the incidents during the game and it is something we are looking into.”
Both Liverpool and Manchester United said they will not be commenting and Merseyside Police said they have received no reports of any disturbances.