Manchester City team bus damaged by Liverpool fans en route to Champions League game

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Manchester City’s team bus was damaged by Liverpool fans on its way to Anfield Wednesday night before the Champions League quarterfinal first leg between the two teams.

No players or City staff members were harmed, but the damage reportedly made the bus undrivable.



Video captured outside Anfield showed Liverpool fans hurling bottles and other debris at the bus as it arrived at the ground:


Both managers commented on the bus incidents before the match:


Liverpool released a statement shortly before kickoff calling the fans’ actions “completely unacceptable”:

The club condemns in the strongest possible terms the scenes which preceded our Champions League quarter-final, which resulted in damage being inflicted on the Manchester City team bus during their arrival at Anfield.

 

We apologize unreservedly to Pep Guardiola, his players, staff and officials caught up in the incident.

 

The behaviour of a number of individuals was completely unacceptable and the club will cooperate fully with the authorities to identify those responsible.

 

The priority now is to establish the facts and offer Manchester City whatever support is necessary.

Club executives also reportedly apologized directly to Man City executives.

The game kicked off without further incident, but City will reportedly require a replacement bus to return to Manchester after the game.

(Screenshot: @Sammy_Goal on Twitter)
(Screenshot: @Sammy_Goal on Twitter)

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