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Soccer Aid fans stunned by ‘shocking state’ of Old Trafford pitch and blame Rolling Stones

Last week the Rolling Stones performed a sell-out gig at the ground and tonight fans blamed the rockers for ‘ruining’ the pitch

SOCCER Aid fans were stunned by the “shocking state” of the pitch at Old Trafford ahead of tonight’s game.

Fans went onto Twitter to moan about the poor quality of the grass which was patchy and brown in places.

 Soccer Aid fans weren't impressed by Old Trafford's pitch during tonight's big game
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Soccer Aid fans weren't impressed by Old Trafford's pitch during tonight's big game
 Mark Wright, here with his teammates, ahead of tonight's match
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Mark Wright, here with his teammates, ahead of tonight's match

Many complained it was the fault of the Rolling Stones – who graced the Manchester United’s stadium last week for a sell-out gig.

Viewers at home and those in the stadium couldn’t help but comment about the quality of the pitch.

One fan, who took a snap before the game this evening posted a picture and told his followers: “Pitch doesn't look to good from up here.”

Another blasted it as “shocking” and a third said it was “awful”.

 Sam Allardyce seemed more concerned with snapping selfies than the pitch however
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Sam Allardyce seemed more concerned with snapping selfies than the pitch however

One person even joked: “So which vindictive b*****d sprayed weed killer on the Man Utd Pitch then!”

Dermot O’Leary and Kirsty Gallacher are hosting the coverage live this evening on ITV.

Robbie Williams is heading up the England Team and Olympian Usain Bolt is captain of the World XI Team.

All public donations to Soccer Aid will go towards Unicef's work protecting children in the UK and globally.

 Robbie Williams is heading up the England Team and Olympian Usain Bolt is captain of the World XI Team
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Robbie Williams is heading up the England Team and Olympian Usain Bolt is captain of the World XI Team
 Runner Mo Farah has proved skillful on the ball
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Runner Mo Farah has proved skillful on the ball

An incredible £24million has already been raised through the event over the last 10 years.

Sales of the limited edition World XI shirt will add to this year's donations. £37.75 of the sale price will go to Socceraid Productions, which in turn donates its profits to the United Kingdom Committee for Unicef.

And the government announced on April 6, 2018 that it will match every donation made to Soccer Aid for Unicef – doubling the total sum raised.

The money will go towards ending preventable disease in children, saving the lives of newborn babies and helping to end child hunger around the world.

So far it has provided life-saving food, vaccines, clean water and protection from violence to millions of children around the world.


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