Manchester United’s disabled supporters are saying that they could boycott’s their club’s UEFA Champions League clash with Barcelona over safety concerns.
Fans sat on the disabled platform in front of L stand were fearful of being hit by flying objects in the last 16 first leg tie against French champions PSG.
There were complaints by Man United bosses after Paris Saint-Germain supporters destroyed some of the seats during their 2-0 win at Old Trafford, with disabled fans worried that they would be hit with the damaged seats.
One supporter said, Manchester Evening News reports: “It’s a shame because it’s a once in a lifetime thing but your health comes first I’ve spoken to other people who are considering it too.
“We have done everything we can and this is the next step, I have written to them and they have seen what happened and how dangerous it was against PSG and it’s been going on for too long.”
A second fan said: “I think we need to make a stand. Alex felt really uneasy watching the game against PSG so we left for our own safety. We just can’t relax properly and it could be fatal if something hits Alex on the head.
“We complained after the PSG game in the hope that something could be done and I’ve emailed since the decision has come out about keeping the Barcelona fans there asking them to review their decision.
“It’s a massive decision not to go and Alex will be heartbroken that he’ll miss the biggest game of the season but when you take a step back you realise that it’s something we have to do.”
Manchester United had made efforts to ensure the ugly incident against PSG didn’t happen, but have now pledged to review the measures put in place to prevent future occurrences.
“To mitigate the risk of missiles being thrown during European fixtures, we installed temporary netting for the Juventus, Bern Young Boys and PSG matches.
“Whilst effective for the first two matches, the netting proved ineffective for the PSG fixture, whereby away supporters climbed the stanchions resulting in them breaking and the net falling away. Fortunately, due to the timely and effective intervention of stewards, injuries were prevented.
“In light of the above, we continue to conduct a thorough review of the netting solution for European matches.”