Having maintained a perfect start to the season, the Gunners arrived in Manchester high in confidence but at the same time, Erik ten Hag’s side also boasted fine form having won their previous three games in impressive fashion.
Perhaps if this tie had been played two weeks earlier, Arsenal would have emerged winners by a comfortable margin owing to United’s struggles against Brighton and Brentford.
When Mikel Arteta’s men were firing on all cylinders to beat a depleted Leicester side 4-2, the same matchday saw the Red Devils being hit for four by the Bees.
YouTube outfit AFTV, along with their founder Robbie Lyle and hordes of Arsenal fans celebrated that moment outside the Emirates.
But Sunday’s game at Old Trafford truly became a reality check for the Gunners as United ended Arsenal’s unbeaten start thanks to a 3-1 win.
The defeat also came to bite back the Arsenal pundits on AFTV who were proclaiming that with the current defence, they don’t fear this United team especially Marcus Rashford in the attack.
Not only did Arsenal go on to concede three goals for the first time this season, but Rashford also managed to grab a brace as well on Sunday.
While these fans may have had to backtrack on their statements, it was AFTV star Ty who bore the brunt of Sunday’s defeat.
Being an ardent Gunners supporter, Ty was indeed watching from the stands as United hosted the league leaders.
As he was exiting Old Trafford, it appears he was mobbed by a number of United fans who were bullying and harassing the AFTV man.
While walking out of the stadium accompanied by a couple of elderly fans, Ty was ambushed by a group of United fans who can be seen trying to grab his cap and hitting him on the head while simultaneously filming it.
After supporters began laying hands on the social media personality, the police had to intervene and then escorted Ty out of the sea of United fans outside Old Trafford.
While Ty may have offered controversial opinions against United in the past, no one deserves such treatment from unruly crowds.
Are Manchester United a bigger club than #Arsenal? @ClockendTai certainly doesn’t think so but @gunflashclaude @flexutd agree that it is.#AFTV #AFC— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) January 23, 2019
Full Vid: https://t.co/hrJhJ2MZqq pic.twitter.com/17MpBELLbK
Several fans including MUFC faithful have come in defence of Ty following the incident on Sunday and have condemned the actions of the supporters involved.
P.S . Totally Unacceptable behavior from some sections of our fanbase which I condemn in no uncertain terms. You can’t harass someone like that. Unacceptable— UTDJoe🔴⚪️⚫️ 🏴 🇬🇧 (@MUFCjoe__) September 4, 2022
Not even funny. Literally one of the nicest people if you talk to him like a normal human being, but fans want to harass the chap when he wants to watch his team.— d (@HolUPwaitA) September 4, 2022
I’m all for banter but touching and bullying someone because of a game of football isn’t funny— Defoe (@seriouslydefoe2) September 4, 2022
It has surely been a nice gesture from fans of both clubs to have come together to slam such behaviour in football and maintain a healthy rivalry instead of such displays of hooliganism for which there is certainly no room in football.