That Manchester City are considering blocking the away net at the Etihad Stadium. After a series of incidents against Liverpool most recently injuring a 15-year-old girl.
Flash back to the Carabao Cup game against Liverpool last December. The female fan was injure by a beer mug thrown by a Reds fan. By adding weight by inserting coins.
Manchester City raise the issue at a meeting with security officials and Manchester City Council. and is considering introducing this measure on a case-by-case basis.
Liverpool CEO Billy Hogan call the child’s father To apologize, although Manchester City did not want to do that. But believe they have little choice and need to protect their fans.
in a safety group meeting State. That there have been more than 50 reports of objects thrown from the away side during the game. And there are regular problems when the two teams meet at the Etihad Stadium.
The use of barrier nets is common in some European matches. But rarely seen in Premier League matches.
It will only install at Man City home games. If officials believe there is a high risk of problems with the away team ahead of the match. And it also protects players from throwing objects.