The day after the angry Manchester United crowd set fire to an American flag outside Old Trafford, Red Devils fans stepped up their campaign to force the Glazer family to sell their stake in the world-famous club.
With the Glazer family’s relationship and Manchester United fan base at an all-time low due to their involvement in the Super League’s ill-fated runaway plans, Old Trafford believers fired another volley in the club’s possession ahead of the club’s key game against Leeds United .
The games between traditional rivals Manchester United and Leeds always had a bit more spice, but Sunday’s game was more shaped by the internal feud that took place in the power corridors of Manchester’s red half – and was particularly evident before kick-off than an airplane flew over the stadium and carried a banner that read “2BN stolen. #GlazersOut”.
Manchester United co-chair Joel Glazer apologized to the club’s angry fans after the disastrous Super League debacle, but his brother Avram Glazer has reportedly refused to say any conciliatory words after the move – leading to the exit Another unpopular personality at Old Trafford, Vice Chairman Ed Woodward, seemed to accelerate.
But United fans clearly don’t want the sea change to stop there.
The message is loud and clear and needs to be consistent, the glasses are not welcome. #GlazersOut
– Paul Davies (@ parallel69_paul) April 25, 2021
Got to be honest, don’t really get the airplane banners. Protests absolutely – big numbers to show how much we care, but a plane is only drifting by in the sky for 5 minutes and no one really sees it
– Boring name (@GiantHaystaccs) April 25, 2021
“The message is loud and clear and needs to be consistent, the glasses are not welcome,” wrote one fan in response.
Another wrote that owning the club was “no shame” given the extreme dissatisfaction of its fans. “And they see that they don’t want to sell. The absolute boldness,” they added.
Another didn’t fully support the banner, however, suggesting that protests of this nature wouldn’t even put a slip on the Glazer billionaire family’s radar.
“I have to be honest, I don’t really get the airplane banners,” they wrote online. “Protests absolutely – big numbers to show how much we care, but a plane only drifts by in the sky for 5 minutes and no one really sees it.”
Whatever the method of getting their feelings out, it’s clear from the supporters that Manchester today is far from united.
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