A Sierra Leonean football fan who traveled all the way from his country to Old Trafford to watch his favourite football club Manchester United play against Bournemouth on Sunday was left disapointed after the game was cancelled due to a massive security blunder.
Moses was one of many overseas visitors who were left frustrated when the safety alert led to the postponement of United’s final Barclays Premier League game of the season.
All is not lost for him though because he will be going to Wembley for the FA Cup final thanks to kind-hearted supporters who have offered to pay for a later return flight home and sort him out with a ticket for the FA Cup final at Wembley next weekend.
The alert that led to the evacuation of Manchester United’s ground descended into farce on Sunday night when it emerged that it was sparked by a fake bomb left behind from a security exercise.
Around 76,000 fans were ordered to leave Old Trafford minutes before the scheduled kick-off of the club’s final match of the season this afternoon when an ‘incredibly lifelike explosive device’ was found.
Moses, who works in security in the west African country had been invited by friends at the Manchester United.