i was in Manchester on the night of the football ( Rangers vs Zenit )match and the riots, i did have every intention of getting out and about in the city that night with my camera, i went there but it was mobbed like i have never seen it before, there were masses of drunkard body asleep in the street and roads and all the road were full of people with the huge overflow from all the bars and clubs, there were hundred of riot vans, police and ambulance in the side street getting ready they even had 4 police helicopter flying about anyhow decided it might not be a safe or good idea and went back home.
Bad organization and way to much alcohol in my opinion made Manchester a disaster zone during Wednesday night / Thursday morning but i don't wish to get into a debate on football hooligans here or the amount of money it must have cost the tax payer
Thursday morning i was up early and back in the city looking at the mass mess and destruction, i have never seen as much litter through every street, there were still bodies asleep every were battered bruised and covered in blood in some case, broken glass, windows bottles and the street were full of sick, take way foods and paper..it was totally disgusting, the floor were sticky with a mixture of urine, sick and beer and it absolutely stunk...... the police were still out in force and there were still 1000s of rangers supported still drunk, still drinking in the street and waiting for the bar to re open.
even office workers and council staff were cleaning up with the street cleaners, obviously not prepared for a day clearing the streets as they were wearing shirts suit and ties.
.........anyhow here my pictures of the cleanup operation.
notice the extra large key of carlsberg in the form of a tanker........there were 3 of these in picadilly gardens........!!
not the best pics but you get the idea.
i am totally shocked and appalled by the behavior of the minority few who caused this chaos and destruction to the city, all in the name of football, i sit really worth it?????????
I didn't like the sport before and i definatly detest it now.
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