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From skysports;

Manchester United and Liverpool have issued a joint statement condemning an attack on the ambulance that transported Alan Smith to hospital.

The England international suffered a badly broken leg and dislocated ankle during United's weekend FA Cup defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

He was immediately rushed to hospital, but some Liverpool fans attacked the ambulance during its journey away from the ground.

"These people aren't real fans of football," United and Liverpool said in the statement.

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

"Manchester United would also like to point out they are very grateful for the speedy and efficient help of all Liverpool staff."

A spokesman for the Merseyside ambulance trust confirmed the attack, saying: "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."
 

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How sad and bad for football. These guys don't have a heart. I wonder what would be their reaction if it happened to their loved ones..
 

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I heard this on the news, I was shocked at the behaviour. Unlucky for Liverpool fans though all decent fans will be stereotyped now.
 

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Gordy said:
I heard this on the news, I was shocked at the behaviour. Unlucky for Liverpool fans though all decent fans will be stereotyped now.
Didn't shock me in the slightest.
 

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Thats just sad man, how can any human being let alone a 'fan' do that. This kind of behaviour disgusts me
 

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Was just reading this in BBC... and I would like to echo the thoughts of Real_Madrid

wonder what would be their reaction if it happened to their loved ones..
:irritate: Well said.
 

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Thats the problem with these people they dont think,, that is probally why they also live in the gutter, in council houses and on benifits all their life
 

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Pumba said:
they also live in the gutter, in council houses and on benifits all their life
That's scousers for ya. :)

I am not surprised at all by this news, they have done far worse things you know, the Pool fans.
 

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I reckon it was actually Chelsea supporters, again....or the Liverpool fans didn't know how serious it was.

Obviously some sort of misunderstanding. :angel:
 

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SuicideDD said:
I reckon it was actually Chelsea supporters, again....or the Liverpool fans didn't know how serious it was.

Obviously some sort of misunderstanding. :angel:
An admirable attempt at cooling the situation, but, when one is taken away in an ambulance, it is usually a teeny weeny bit serious.
 

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Red Bed said:
Since when did you start following Napoli, Sim? :D :pp
Got close family friends in Naples, i've always had a soft spot for Napoli for that reason. He sent me an old program when i was about 9, of the '87 season when Maradona played there.

I want them to make a heroic return to Serie B :thumbsup:

Did you know their attendances are bigger than Juve's ? Not bad for a third division club :D
 

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Big deal.

Some idiot fans acting like idiots at some game shocker!

We all know these people exist, fans represent society, society has pillocks across the board.
 

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DougCoglan said:
Big deal.

Some idiot fans acting like idiots at some game shocker!

We all know these people exist, fans represent society, society has pillocks across the board.
OMG!!!!

DougCocklan in speak sense shocker!!! :eekani:
 

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The reputation of Liverpool fans took another pummelling last night when it was revealed that the ambulance taking Alan Smith to hospital had come under attack outside Anfield. Supporters surrounded the vehicle while throwing missiles and shouting "Munich scum" in reference to the plane crash that killed 23 people, including eight Manchester United players, in 1958.

Bottles, beer glasses and stones were hurled as the ambulance became stuck in heavy traffic after Saturday's FA Cup tie. Witnesses also claim the ambulance was rocked as some Liverpool followers tried to overturn it. A spokesman for the Merseyside ambulance trust confirmed the attack and condemned the people responsible. "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."

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The two paramedics - both Liverpool fans - have been described as "horrified" by what the trust described as the "hostility" once supporters realised Smith was in the ambulance with United's doctor Mike Stone. The vehicle was described as being rocked from side to side as drinkers rushed out of the King Harry pub, some apparently with the intention of turning the vehicle on its side.

"These people aren't real fans of football," United and Liverpool said in a joint statement last night. "Both clubs feel the mindless actions of a few idiots should not overshadow the efforts of all involved to make sure Alan received the best possible treatment as soon as possible. Manchester United would also like to point out they are very grateful for the speedy and efficient help of all Liverpool staff."

Smith had been given a general anaesthetic inside the stadium and therefore did not know what had happened until he came round. Having already suffered a broken leg and a badly dislocated ankle, injuries which Sir Alex Ferguson described as "some of the worst I've ever seen", he has subsequently been informed that he had a lucky escape. He has been transferred to a private hospital in Manchester and is understood to have sent the paramedics his United shirt for their courage in such difficult circumstances.

It also emerged yesterday that several United supporters have written to Liverpool to complain that home supporters in the Anfield Road end had thrown paper cups containing excrement into the away section below them. "I consider this to be the most disgusting thing that I've seen in over 40 years of attending professional football matches," says one of the letters addressed to Ged Poynton, Anfield's stadium manager.
City of Culture.
 

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He has been transferred to a private hospital in Manchester and is understood to have sent the paramedics his United shirt for their courage in such difficult circumstances.
LOL weren't the paramedics both Liverpool fans? :howler:

Nice one Smithy, i'm sure they'll treasure your shirt, possibly even frame it! :D
 

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Gordy said:
I heard this on the news, I was shocked at the behaviour. Unlucky for Liverpool fans though all decent fans will be stereotyped now.
yeah, the fans in the stadium were different as they applauded when he was carried off. But some people are just stupid... :yuck:
 
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