Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fans' Trust Demands Better Bomb Scare Compensation

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fans' Trust Demands Better Bomb Scare Compensation

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BOURNEMOUTH fans are threatening to take legal action against Manchester United after the 'fake bomb' scare which saw the match abandoned.

The Cherries Trust, who represent supporters of Bournemouth, believe that fans who made their way to the north west for the Premier League clash have not been adequately recompensed by United.

Officials opted to call off the match after a dummy bomb, left in the stadium during a training exercise, was found prior to kick- off.

The match was then rescheduled for two days later, on a Tuesday night, where many Bournemouth fans could not attend, despite United's offer of free tickets.

A round-trip from Bournemouth to Manchester is around 500 miles. The Cherries Trust claim that they have exchanged emails with United officials, who have refused to apologise for the blunder. …

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