MANCHESTER UNITED fans celebrated thumping Nottingham Forest so much that the advertising hoardings COLLAPSED – sending themselves tumbling to the ground.
The travelling Red Devils fans rejoiced as Bruno Fernandes drilled in their third goal to all but seal United’s place in the Carabao Cup final at half-time in the two-legged semi-final tie.
AFPThe advertising hoarding collapsed as Manchester United fans celebrated[/caption]
PAFans were left stunned when the barrier gave way[/caption]
ReutersSupporters and security worked together to stop people going on the pitch[/caption]
But as the Portuguese playmaker ran across to take in the adulation, the United supporters pushed forward so much that the barrier gave way.
And that prompted all the fans on the front row of the away end to stack it – before one steward also went flying over the top.
In fairness to the security guards and the Red Devils, the fans stayed off the pitch – despite the sheer excitement – before the Forest stadium staff helped stand the board back up again.
Gary Neville was on commentary for the clash in the East Midlands and was concerned about the safety of the stadium.
He said: “It’s not pleasant to watch that for a moment or two, but it looks like everyone is okay.”
And plenty of viewers on social media shared similar worries.
One said: “Bloody hell are they taking the p*** with those advertising hoardings? Could have been nasty that.”
Another wrote: “That advertising board collapsing could’ve gone a lot worse than it did.”
And a third added: “Away end rocking, advertising board gone.”
Fernandes’ fine low finish capped a perfect night for Erik ten Hag.
And any slim hopes Forest had of getting back into the tie in the second leg at Old Trafford were dashed when skipper Fernandes sealed the deal.
GettyBruno Fernandes drilled his shot low and hard into the bottom corner[/caption]
The Portuguese star made it 3-0 to UnitedPA
GettySupporters were understandably delighted as their team scored again[/caption]
ReutersStewards tried their best to prevent the fall[/caption]
Supporters were left on their hands and knees behind the pitch