Football fans banned after derby bar brawl
Manchester Evening News|November 27, 2021
FOOTBALL fans were hauled before a judge after a mass brawl erupted in a bar between United and City fans hours after the derby.
ANDREW BARDSLEY TOYOTDAL

The ugly fracas broke out at Terrace bar in the Northern Quarter, in the early hours after a League Cup semifinal at the Etihad Stadium.

Chairs, stools and glasses were thrown after a row escalated.

Four men appeared in court before a judge, with three of them being banned from attending football matches for three years.

Michael Hughes, 30, Daniel Gillan, 30 and James Whitehead, 35, all received the punishment, with 46-year-old City season ticket Carl L holder Carl Loftus avoide avoiding a ban.

Manchester's top judge, the Honorary Recorder Nicholas Dean QC, said their behaviour gave law abiding football fans a 'bad name.

The incident unfolded at about lam, hours after United beat City 1-0 in the second leg of the semi final, a tie the Blues won 3-2 on aggregate.

Problems arose at the bar close to closing time as staff refused to serve further drinks, Manchester Crown Court heard.

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