NEWS

\nSacked football pundit Peter Beagrie has said he will appeal against his conviction for assaulting ...
\nTottenham Hotspur face having up to 20,000 empty seats at their Premier League home debut at Wemble...
\nVirgil van Dijk has been left out of the Holland squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers - in...
\nBarcelona have threatened legal actions over media allegations regarding the club’s signing of Pa...
\n When it comes to football philosophy, Liverpool do not have a reverse gear. \n Keeper Simon Mignole...
Read More

Man United team bus clamped ahead of Sampdoria game – but it’s not all it seems

Date Posted,August 2, 2017

The Manchester United team bus was clamped in Dublin yesterday ahead of their friendly match with Sampdoria – or so it first appeared.

A photo which surfaced on Twitter convinced fans that Jose Mourinho’s men had parked the bus in the wrong place and had been clamped.

Thousands of social media users were fooled as well as news outlets – but it turned out it was just a clamping worker with a sense of humour.

Coach driver Garry Tobin tweeted that it had been “clarified by transport manager from the coach company the clamper was just messing wanted a picture.”

Another angle of the photo posted on Facebook by user Wayne Murphy captioned “Just a wind-up” shows clearly that the photo was posed.

A spokesman for the club told the Irish Sun : “It was a spur of the moment stunt by the clamping authorities in Ireland who were nearby to the team coach.

“They asked the coach driver there and then for a quick photograph of them clamping the team bus which he agreed to.

“The coach had all the correct permissions to park… and there are no further issues or sanctions.”

Back to previous page

payment with

Security