Manchester United are set to face a points deduction for Sunday’s protests at Old Trafford.
That’s according to talkSPORT host Jim White, who believes harsh punishment would deter Red Devils fans from continuing to protest in the future.
Thousands of United fans staged a protest against club owners, the Glazer family, outside Old Trafford ahead of their game with Liverpool, which was ultimately postponed.
A section of supporters took to the pitch where a flare was launched at Sky Sports experts Graeme Souness, Roy Keane and Micah Richards, while two police officers sustained serious facial injuries.
United fans have warned Joel Glazer that more protests will occur if he doesn’t respond to their open letter, which included a four-point action plan, by Friday.
And White believes United should be given points as punishment for the protests.
He told talkSPORT: “I think a point deduction should be considered.
“When you condemn the United fans for the way they did it, walking through the doors, getting on the pitch, everyone was in dismay and speechless looking at these photos.
“As Graeme Souness said, a flare was launched at a camera platform, if anyone had been surprised by this there would be a major problem.
“One person grabbed a tripod, not that it was the greatest crime that ever happened, and threw it down.
With Manchester United comfortably in second place with an ongoing game against their closest rivals Leicester, former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan wondered what kind of impact a points deduction would have on the team. by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
White replied: “When you have a threat from certain United groups, unless the Glazers start listening, and there is no indication that they will, new protests will be planned …
“So, to prevent what happened on Sunday from happening again, surely measures must be put in place.