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Police ask for footage following Man City bus attack


Merseyside Police have asked the public to send them footage of Manchester City's team bus being attacked at Anfield on Wednesday.

Cans, bottles and flares were thrown at the bus as a crowd gathered before the 3-0 Champions League quarter-final first-leg loss to Liverpool.

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Liverpool and has charged Liverpool over the setting off of fireworks, throwing objects, acts of damage and crowd disturbances.

City manager manager Pep Guardiola said he "doesn't understand" the attack.

And his assistant Manuel Estiarte posted footage from inside the bus on social media and called the incident "unacceptable".

No players or staff were injured but two police officers were hurt and the coach was left unsafe to be driven.

"The charges of acts of damage and crowd disturbances relate to incidents involving the Manchester City team bus," a UEFA spokesperson said.

The case will be dealt with by UEFA's disciplinary body on 31 May - five days after the Champions League final takes place.


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