Man Utd ban tablets at Old Trafford

7 years ago   •   1 min read

By Scott Goodacre

In our increasingly connected world, Manchester United’s move to ban fans from bringing “large electronic devices including laptops and tablets” into Old Trafford seems a very strange one indeed.

With fan engagement high on the agenda for most clubs – even if the Premier League club only joined Twitter last year – the move to reduce the ways fans can connect to the club while in the stadium seems absurd. The club have posted the following reason for the ban:

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In line with UK airports we are reacting to the latest security intelligence. These actions are designed to ensure the continued safety and security of all spectators.

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While the reasoning behind the decision appears sound, if these devices are such a big security risk then how come Manchester United are the first club to impose such a ban? We’re also looking forward to stewards carrying tape measures to impose the 1500mm x 1000mm maximum size rule. If you do happen to see any stewards measuring tablets in the ground we’d love a photo of them. As long as it’s not taken on an iPad, of course…

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