Fake bomb at Old Trafford delays the final Premier League game

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The final Premier League match of the season was postponed after what appeared to be an explosive device was found at Old Trafford.

The United’s home stadium was evacuated 20 minutes before the game was scheduled to start. It was later discovered that the bomb was fake and was planted by a security company as part of an exercise training.

Tony Lloyd, the Great Manchester’s police crime commissioner, declared that it is mandatory to investigate the problem and to identify the person responsible for it.

Due to the fake bomb, the match between Manchester United and Bournemouth was rescheduled to Tuesday at 8 PM. The most affected by this mess are the supporters who travelled a long distance to watch their favourite team.

Lloyd also added that the entire procedure “wasted the time of huge numbers of police officers and the army’s bomb squad and unnecessarily put people in danger, as evacuating tens of thousands of people from a football stadium is not without risk.”

The dummy device was discovered between the Stretford End and the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, in the toilets. Army bomb disposal experts performed a controlled explosion of the fake bomb.