England's record champions Manchester United have come under fire for a domestic flight from Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. that takes less than half an hour.
The Red Devils rejected the allegations after the flight trip to the Premier League game on Saturday at Leicester City, citing predictions of traffic disruptions on the highways.
Contrary to original plans, ManUnited traveled to Leicester by plane at short notice.
According to reports from the English media, the flight only lasted around a quarter of an hour.
The distance for the team bus to the venue would have been just over 120 kilometers on the shortest route.
"We don't normally fly to our league games, but due to the circumstances we had to change our plans," said the club when asked by the BBC.
Shortly before the planned departure of the bus, the ManUnited delegation had received reports that the planned section of the M6 motorway would be blocked.
For Manchester, the process is embarrassing despite his additional comments on measures to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions from club facilities and vehicles.
It was only at the beginning of the season that the former Champions League winner entered into a partnership with a group of companies in the field of renewable energies.
"We want to raise awareness of how people can contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable future on our planet," said the club when it announced its collaboration with the energy company.
Because of a short-haul flight, the German national team was hit by a public shit storm about a year ago.
After the selection of the German Football Association (DFB) in 2020 flew from Stuttgart to the almost neighboring Basel, the team under the new national coach Hansi Flick completed the only 240-kilometer journey to the World Cup qualifier in St. Gallen last month Liechtenstein again by bus from Stuttgart.Keywords: trip, manchester united, flight, leicester, club, game, criticism, entourage, manchester, reason, delegation, team, record champions, allegations, hour.