Furious pundit labels protestors an 'absolute joke' as Liverpool board deliver crucial ruling
Liverpool were right not to ask the FA to award them three points after their meeting with Man United was postponed on Sunday.
That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider amid the fallout from the weekend’s events.
Man United fans stormed Old Trafford prior to their clash with Liverpool, forcing the match to be rescheduled because of safety concerns.
Liverpool, who are in a desperate race to finish in the top four, were entitled to ask the authorities for the points following the disruption.
But the Mirror first revealed that the club did not plan to take that action and the match has instead been pushed back to 13 May.
Kenny called the behaviour of the protestors an “absolute joke” and lauded Liverpool for not demanding the points.
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“They had to play the game,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“The rule is they could claim the points but that’s ridiculous. At the end of the day, it’s an absolute joke what those supporters did.
“Police officers got major, life-changing injuries. It’s not the way to act. It’s not the club’s fault at the end of the day.
“You can’t stop the supporters. For me, whatever the rule is, it should just be rearranged and replayed.
“It’s good that Liverpool have done that. Hopefully, they can win the game the right way too.”
Liverpool are seven points off the pace in the race for the top four, though they do have a game in hand on the teams above them.
United meanwhile are looking to consolidate 2nd place in the league and are potentially one match away from securing a top-four finish.