Monday, May 16, 2016

The Scary Game

What a way to end the Premier League 2015/16 season.

No, I'm not referring to Arsenal pipping Tottenham to second place. I'm on about the bomb scare that resulted in Manchester United's home game against Bournemouth being scrapped minutes before kick-off.

I read quite a lot about everything that went down yesterday. One article by John Cross at the Mirror really hit home when he noted that Manchester United had seen the football's ugly past and chilling future in the space of five days.

The article was written long before it became clear the the 'explosive device' found at Old Trafford was a replica that had been left behind after an evacuation exercise.

Despite this, what he wrote is so right.

Earlier this week, United's team bus was attacked by a mob of West Ham United hooligans on the way to the Hammers' final game at Upton Park.

And then there was what happened yesterday. Yes, it was a false alarm of the highest order. However, it was enough to call off a game.

Let's also not forget what happened outside the Stade de France late last year. Or even that Real Madrid supporters were murdered by IS members in Iraq just a few days ago.

The game is getting scarier by the day.

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