A farcical security blunder led to Manchester United’s final Premier League game of the season being cancelled on Sunday, after a private security firm forgot to remove a fake bomb taped to the back of a toilet door as part of a training exercise at Old Trafford.
The colossal error had sparked fears of another potential terrorist attack and resulted in the match against Bournemouth being called off as tens of thousands of fans were evacuated from one of the world’s most famous sports grounds.
Yes, yes, of course, there’s all sorts of second order reactions. Fire them, hang them, hope they’re insured and so on. But whose first reaction wasn’t somewhere between a guffaw and a belly laugh?
BTW, I predict that this incident will be used by some statist somewhere. The public sector having to come to the rescue of the private sector gone wrong again. Guardian or Indy is my bet. At which point someone might remind them of the CIA leaving Semtex in the short bus engine compartment after a training exercise…..