Blimey it all went off after the game didn’t it!
David de Gea spitting incident sparked Liverpool and Man Utd’s tunnel clash
The half-time melee at Old Trafford on Saturday between Liverpool and Manchester United players was started when David de Gea was spat at as he walked to the dressing room.
Police and stewards were called into the tunnel to separate the players and staff from both sides after a tempestuous first-half.
Ill-feeling between the two sets of players was sparked when Liverpool striker Luis Suarez failed to shake Patrice Evra’s hand as the teams lined up.
It is still unclear who was responsible for the spitting.
It is also reported that Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy was involved in a confrontation with the head of security at Old Trafford following the match.
So it seems that off field activity was far more entertaining and controversial than anything that occurred during a fairly subdued encounter between the two rivals.
One wonders who was responsible for the spitting incident but no doubt both sides would like to move on from this unsavoury fixture.
Luis Suarez has since apologised for his decision to not shake Patrice Evra by the hand prior to the game but there is a great deal of speculation that the Anfield side will look to offload the Uruguayan in the summer.