Despite rumours to the contrary, Merseyside Police have revealed the truth behind spurious rumours from last night that claimed the Barcelona team bus was stolen and being driven around Fazakerley.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Merseyside Police have confirmed that rumours circulating on Twitter that the Barça bus had been damaged and taken for a joyride are categorically false.
The lack of photo evidence should have raised the alarm that this was just hearsay, but the police force have received zero reports of anything relating to this fictional incident.
Are Barca staying at The Hilton?
If so, someone best tell them their bus has been robbed and it’s driving round Fazak. (Not even taking the piss)
— Chris ‘Ginge’ Smith (@SmithGinge) May 6, 2019
my bs story made it too pic.twitter.com/Tb8eNWBKUr
— ً (@FalseEleven_) May 7, 2019
Either Barca are on a late night tour of Longmoor Lane or someone has robbed their bus and are driving it round Fazak
— Pendejo (@KopBlock205) May 6, 2019
Barca where’s your bus
Barca Barca wheres your bus
— ✌🏽️ (@Owen_1906) May 6, 2019
The Catalan side arrived at the city’s Hilton Hotel yesterday before our dramatic second leg Champions League semi-final game.
Hopefully they won’t be parking the bus at Anfield as we’ll need to score at least three unreplied goals.
After what happened with a minority of Reds fans in the first leg in Barcelona, Match Commander Supt Paul White said: “As always, my officers will be dealing with the fans, as they would expect to be treated themselves.
“Our policing style will be firm, fair and friendly, but we will take action where necessary, against those individuals who may seek to cause problems or misbehave and spoil the evening for the majority of supporters.
“Merseyside Police has been planning with Liverpool Football Club, Barcelona and other partners in the city to ensure that everyone attending the game has a great evening.”