In case you haven’t heard, the Liverpool vs Man Utd clash at Anfield in seven days’ time will be refereed by a Manchester native.
And not only a Manchester native, but a Manchester native who grew up in Wythenshawe – less than seven miles from Old Trafford, and now lives in Altrincham, which is one of the most pro-United areas of the city.
Trust me, I grew up in Altrincham too – it’s one of the few parts of the city where United fans heavily outnumber City fans.
Liverpool fans are furious. Here is a taste of what’s been said on Twitter about the appointment…
Anthony Taylor (From Greater Manchester) refereeing Liverpool vs Man Utd? Just give Man Utd the 3 points now FFS
— Callum Moore (@CallumMooreLFC) October 10, 2016
How come Mike Dean from the Wirral isn’t allowed to referee Liverpool games but Anthony Taylor from Manchester is can ref Monday @FA
— Gary (@GaryGaryevansr) October 10, 2016
Anthony Taylor from Manchester is to referee Liverpool v Manchester United in 7 days time?
Surely that deserves a Telegraph investigation.
— L.F.C URCHINS (@AnfieldUrchin) October 10, 2016
Anthony Taylor to referee the game against United what a fucking joke.
— Daniel (@Daniel10YNWA) October 10, 2016
No chance Anthony Taylor is a homer then pic.twitter.com/9YLN6WVjYd
— Klopp’s Purple Bin (@theshaunsutton) October 10, 2016
Anthony Taylor is the ref for United v Liverpool who was born and bred in Manchester and claims he doesnt support United but does ?
— Danny (@Dannymcfc) October 10, 2016