Manchester United appoint counter-terrorism manager

Red Devils are first sports club in England to make such a move


Sports Desk January 18, 2017
In May, United’s match against Bournemouth was postponed when the stadium was evacuated after a fake bomb was found. PHOTO: REUTERS

Premier League club Manchester United said on Wednesday that they are the first sports club in England to appoint a full-time counter-terrorism manager.

The position has been occupied by a former official from the Greater Manchester Police’s specialist search unit.

Dummy bomb 'fiasco' sparks Old Trafford evacuation

Spectators and vehicles will now be routinely checked as an added security measure at the Old Trafford on match days.

In May, United’s match against Bournemouth was postponed when the stadium was evacuated after a fake bomb was found.

United face multi-million bill for fake bomb 'fiasco'

Following this, in November, two supporters on a stadium tour hid in a toilet in the hope of viewing the upcoming game against Arsenal.

This article initially appeared on BBC Sport

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