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Manchester United and Liverpool have issued a joint statement condemning the fans who attacked the ambulance taking Alan Smith to hospital at the weekend.

Smith, 25, suffered a dislocated ankle as well as a broken leg during United's 1-0 FA Cup defeat at Anfield.

The clubs' statement read: "These people aren't real fans of football.

"The actions of a few idiots should not overshadow the efforts of all involved to make sure Alan received the best treatment as soon as possible."

Reports in several newspapers on Thursday claimed the ambulance was surrounded by people who threw stones and bottles at it and even tried to rock it from side to side.

The two paramedics - both Liverpool fans - were described as being "horrified" by the hostility shown once the culprits realised the occupants of the ambulance were Alan Smith and Manchester United's club doctor Mike Stone.

A spokesman for the Merseyside ambulance trust confirmed the attack: "It did not result in any delay in transferring the player to hospital but the trust cannot condone this type of behaviour while administering emergency treatment."

Smith, who later underwent surgery on the injury, was given a general anaesthetic before he left the stadium so was not aware of the attack on the ambulance.

Les Lawson, secretary of the Merseyside branch of the official Liverpool Supporters' Club, told BBC Radio Five Live: "The Liverpool supporters who were actually inside the ground gave Alan Smith a standing ovation as he left the field.

"As far as I am concerned, the people who attacked the ambulance are not genuine Liverpool supporters because you just don't do that sort of thing.

"You never know when you are going to need the paramedics yourself or for a member of your family, so how would they feel if mindless idiots came out and tried to shake an ambulance and throw missiles.

"These are just not genuine football fans. Words just fail you really.

"I don't think the relationship between the two sets of fans will ever improve really because there is a great rivalry and the fans just don't like each other," he added.

Manchester United and Liverpool have issued a joint statement condemning the fans who attacked the ambulance taking Alan Smith to hospital at the weekend.

Smith, 25, suffered a dislocated ankle as well as a broken leg during United's 1-0 FA Cup defeat at Anfield.

The clubs' statement read: "These people aren't real fans of football.

"The actions of a few idiots should not overshadow the efforts of all involved to make sure Alan received the best treatment as soon as possible."

Reports in several newspapers on Thursday claimed the ambulance was surrounded by people who threw stones and bottles at it and even tried to rock it from side to side.

The two paramedics - both Liverpool fans - were described as being "horrified" by the hostility shown once the culprits realised the occupants of the ambulance were Alan Smith and Manchester United's club doctor Mike Stone.

A spokesman for the Merseyside ambulance trust confirmed the attack: "It did not result in any delay in transferring the player to hospital but the trust cannot condone this type of behaviour while administering emergency treatment."

Smith, who later underwent surgery on the injury, was given a general anaesthetic before he left the stadium so was not aware of the attack on the ambulance.

Les Lawson, secretary of the Merseyside branch of the official Liverpool Supporters' Club, told BBC Radio Five Live: "The Liverpool supporters who were actually inside the ground gave Alan Smith a standing ovation as he left the field.

"As far as I am concerned, the people who attacked the ambulance are not genuine Liverpool supporters because you just don't do that sort of thing.

"You never know when you are going to need the paramedics yourself or for a member of your family, so how would they feel if mindless idiots came out and tried to shake an ambulance and throw missiles.

"These are just not genuine football fans. Words just fail you really.

"I don't think the relationship between the two sets of fans will ever improve really because there is a great rivalry and the fans just don't like each other," he added.

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has to be one of the lamest things i've heard all week

those shits will always walk alone :thmbdown:
 

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Gosh. Some people are really immatured aren't they?
 

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Casillas said:
Gosh. Some people are really immatured aren't they?
That is not immature, that is just pure evil.

Can't say im surprised though tbh. :rolleyes:
 

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if this is a windup please leave.
Are you trying to be stupid?

How can it be a wind up when both clubs put out a joint statement?

It's these mongrels giving Pool a bad reputation in the football world.
 

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Can't say im surprised though tbh. :rolleyes:
you takin' the piss?

this is your usual sarcastic statement followed by some witty remark about liverpool and their people.

so no, i'm not trying to be stupid, i'm just struggling to comprehend stuff you say
 

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you takin' the piss?
No, this isn't the first time stuff like this has gone on.

And im not trying to incite trouble with you guys, this is just very unfortunate for both parties and just highlights the problems with hooliganism in english football. :undecide:
 

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Immature pricks, they're ruining Liverpools' image and reputation...
 

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they should not ruin our image. Every club and country have taliban minded fu(ks and to suggest that it's endemic within our club is an absolut bollox. Liverpool and England are doing far better job at identifying and restraining thug elements than any country in the world.
So redbed, true, you shouldn't be surprised that those cretins exist within our culture, just like none of us doubts same sh(theads exist among the scum thugs. Or you thought such a heinous idea would never cross a scummy mind? ;)
 

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Immature pricks, they're ruining Liverpools' image and reputation...
It was very bad already and these mad people haven't exactly helped.
 

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I suggest we stay focused on the topic at hand. It's downright obvious that these people who were part of the attack are never real fans of football and don't know what sportsmanship is. I don't think redbed is trying to incite anything, so let's not get personal here.
 

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It was very bad already and these mad people haven't exactly helped.
Agreed but Liverpools reputations is ok as it is atm...

...Those people don't even have half a brain at all...for once I feel comfortable insulting Liverpool fans because I know they're aren't true Liverpool fans...it's a disgrace to themselves and the club :lazy:
 

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well unfortuntely ambulances get attacked across britain ,its disgusting and it says alot about the society we live in ,its defo not just a liverpool thing .

its been a bit weird though when liverpool play at old trafford there was nothign about the trouble after that game ,but they report everything when its the other way .
 
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