A rivalry beyond the shores of UK - Screening of Manchester United - Liverpool at Kolkata
Screenings are often a way of assessing the impact of the Premier League across the globe.
Over the years, as the influence of Premier League has spread across the globe so have the club's varied fan bases. Clubs now undertake summer tours and winter tours to cater to this kind of fan base and have been well-rewarded.
Similarly, while on the shores of United Kingdom, as the nation prepared themselves for the North-West derby between rivals Manchester United and Liverpool, the fans of the respective clubs in Kolkata were also on their way to the venue in full voice.
The venue for the screening was at Flames - Deshapriya Park, with the event being organized by the Bengal KOP - Liverpool Supporters Club, Kolkata – OLSC. Speaking to the Core Committee, this author discovered that this kind of screenings were not the first ones. From the rooftops of friends to venues across Kolkata, the Core Committee has been active since 2011.