Liverpool And Manchester City Fans Fight On London Tube Train Ahead Of Community Shield
Liverpool and Manchester City fans were involved in a violent altercation on the London underground ahead of the Community Shield.
Both sets of supporters clashed with punches being exchanged before kick-off on the Metropolitan Line service.
The mass brawl took place when the train was parked on its way to Wembley Stadium.
Liverpool and City fans in good spirits ahead of the #CommunityShield pic.twitter.com/WpknyCIlxM
- Stephen Patten (@StevePatten) August 4, 2019
The disgraceful scenes became the talking point on social media. Here's some reaction from Twitter:
Just found myself in the middle of a huge fight between Liverpool and Manchester City fans on the Metropolitan Line at Great Portland street. Bottle smashed in front of children and an elderly lady. Disgraceful scenes
- Felix Keith (@felixkeith) August 4, 2019
Can't even go to a football match without that sort of stuff going on!
- mark pawley (@tuckers35) August 4, 2019
Pathetic. Grown men behaving like neanderthals embarrassing
- paul roberts (@p73roberts) August 4, 2019
Ban the lot of them from the grounds
- Sir JLB (@johnny_buttons) August 4, 2019
As for the actual game, City beat Liverpool 5-4 on penalties to win the first piece of silverware of the 2019/20 season.
Raheem Sterling opened the scoring in the first-half with Joel Matip heading in Liverpool's equaliser 13 minutes from time.
The Blues would go on to win the Community Shield in a penalty shootout.
"An incredible final. We're exhausted," Pep Guardiola said after the full-time whistle. "They [Liverpool] had chances to win and we had chances to win too - a good test for both teams.
It's nice to play to realise what we're going to face this season.
"We won, last season we won one more point than them. Congratulations to the guys - the first title of the season is ours."