Lowly Scottish football club accused of using Manchester United in hospitality snap


A SCOTTISH football club has been accused of photoshopping Manchester United’s hospitality suite into their own matchday offering.

The original picture, advertising Manchester United’s £225-plus per head hospitality, shows a linen-covered table with Old Trafford in the background.

A remarkably similar table appears on the website of Stenhousemuir Football Club in Falkirk, but with their Ochilview ground visible through the window.

Eagle-eyed fans noticed that the £65-a-head hospitality deal at Stenhousemuir, who are in the fourth tier of Scottish football,

Some even claimed they could make out the crest of Manchester United – squad value £650m – in a picture supposedly taken at Stenhousemuir, squad value £80,000.

Manchester United Stretford Suite compared with the photoshopped version by Stenhouse Muir FC

@MattReid10_2 uploaded the side-by-side pictures with the caption: “They’ve edited Ochilview onto Old Trafford” followed by a laughing emoji.”

@bryan_mcm3 wrote under the post: “This is a table of eight. It is also Old Trafford.”

@AG1792 added: “Could have least photoshopped the united crest off the menu lads.”

@moonman1873 said: “There isn’t even a stand at that end of the ground.”

@rabmckee wrote: “When I saw that yesterday I must admit I thought when did they build a new bit facing the main stand . Then I thought possibly a super duper portacabin. But what the f***.”

@Cooombsy wrote replying to a comment about the hospitality view after attending a recent match wrote: “Ha not quite.”

@kdy1303 commented: “Hospitality that gives you a view of one set of goals, football’s own goal”.

Stenhousemuir Football Club originally tweeted the picture yesterday afternoon (Mon) captioned with: “Warriors hospitality Gulnar Tandoori Day.

“Saturday 28th December vs Stirling Albion We have one table of six  left for this popular day. Phone today and secure the last table.”

The club in jest even edited a picture of their manager Davie Irons onto Ole Gunna’s body

Stenhousemuir then a photoshopped picture of the face of their manager, Davie Irons, on to the body of Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

They wrote: “No we haven’t.  There are just some uncanny similarities between the two clubs.”

A spokeswoman for Stenhousemuir Football Club said: “An image was created using a view of Ochilview Park, with what was deemed to be a generic attractive table setting.

“To compare Old Trafford in any way to Ochilview Park would be stretch of the imagination to say the least, so we did not think that this tongue-in-cheek promotion would cause any offence.

“However, we will refrain from using the image going forward.”