Man Utd fake gear worth £20k seized
COUNTERFEIT goods worth more than £20,000 were seized during Man United’s friendly fixture in Dublin last week.
Out of 21 vendors inspected near last Wednesday’s game at the Aviva stadium, 17 were selling fake items.
Officers recovered approximately 225 hats, 200 placards, 140 flags and 2,220 scarves.
A police spokesman said: “The ongoing co-operation between various elements of law enforcement will continue, the objective being to stop counterfeit and sub-standard products affecting the trade of genuine branded items.
“We will also continue to work with industry to ensure their intellectual property rights are protected in this regard.”
United took on Italian side Sampdoria in a money-spinning warm-up to the Premier League season.