Anfield: Liverpool staff were seen cleaning up a pile of broken glass of Real Madrid bus
Unexpected from Red fans.
Fans of Liverpool were cheering for both the teams when both teams were traveling to the stadium. Later it was found the Real Madrid bus one window was smashed. Merseyside Police have launched an investigation after a window was smashed on Real Madrid’s team coach as they traveled to their UCL quarter-final second leg at Anfield.
Liverpool staff were seen cleaning up a pile of broken glass on the ground with Merseyside Police officers in attendance.
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Reds fans were frustrated no doubt in it.
A Liverpool spokesperson said in a statement: “We condemn unequivocally the actions that led to Real Madrid’s team bus being damaged during its arrival to Anfield this evening. It is totally unacceptable and shameful behavior of a few individuals.
“We sincerely apologize to our visitors for any distress caused. We will work together with Merseyside Police to establish the facts and identify those responsibly.”
Merseyside Police later issued a statement. “We can confirm an investigation is underway after the damage was caused to the Real Madrid team bus this evening,” said the chief superintendent, Zoe Thornton.
“Despite the advice to avoid attending the ground, approximately 400 people attended Anfield Road, and as coaches approached a number of items were thrown at the Real Madrid team bus. We are aware of images that show the outer pane of the lead coach window being damaged, the glass did not break through and there are no reported injuries.
“As with all matches, we have worked very closely with both clubs to ensure the safety of the public and the teams themselves, and the disgraceful behavior of those involved this evening is extremely disappointing and totally unacceptable. Such incidents will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
“A dedicated investigation team will be reviewing CCTV footage from the area, along with our own body-worn camera footage, and working closely with the club to identify those responsibly. I would also ask anyone who was in the area and captured mobile phone video footage of the incident to please get in touch.”
Liverpool and Real played a goalless draw behind closed doors, with the Spanish side going through 3-1 on aggregate. It is not the first time the opposition coach has been damaged in the build-up to a match at Anfield. Three years ago Manchester City’s bus was hit by bottles and flares on the way to another Champions League last-eight clash.
It caused so much damage City had to call for a backup bus to take the players home after their 3-0 defeat that night. On that occasion, Uefa fined the club €20,000 (£17,000) for the damage as well as €6,000 (£5,200) after fireworks were set off and objects thrown outside the ground.