Jason Manford reveals he tried to stop 20-man Manchester Derby brawl at train station 3 years ago

Jason Manford reveals he tried to stop 20-man Manchester Derby brawl at train station

Comedian Jason Manford has revealed how he attempted to intervene after a brawl between Manchester United and Manchester City supporters broke out at a train station.

Manford, a City supporter, had arrived at Stockport station after watching the Manchester Derby on Saturday evening.

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Writing in a post on his Facebook page, Manford explained how he was 'knocked sick' by what he saw, contacting police after witnessing a teenage boy pushing a man in his 60s to the ground.

'Just got back to Stockport station just as a 20-man brawl was kicking off,' the 36-year-old wrote.

'3 city fans, 3 United fans and about 15 or so opportunistic little rat-faced local scallies who just saw a chance to punch people in the face.

'Found myself trying to stop it like a f**king idiot and then witnessed a boy of about 13 push a bloke in his 60s over, he banged his head so hard on the floor it knocked me sick.

'I rang 999 and I’ve just finished my statement to the police! Horrible.'

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The game at The Etihad saw United win 3-2, having trailed their rivals 2-0 at half-time. Had City won, the victory would have been enough for them to clinch the Premier League title.