Angry Manchester United fans chant ‘F*** off Glazers’ as they gather in their hundreds outside Old Trafford to protest against hated American owners who plotted breakaway European Super League
- There is widespread anger for the Glazer family who own the Manchester side
- More than a thousand irate supporters have gathered outside Old Trafford
- Fans set off green and gold flares, waved banners and sang anti-Glazer chants
- The Glazers have faced calls to sell their shares amid widespread fan criticism
- American family who own United were part of plans to set up the rebel league
- However Avram Glazer has reportedly refused to apologise to fans over the saga
More than a thousand Manchester United fans have gathered outside Old Trafford to protest against the club’s American owners, the Glazer family, for their role in the rebel European Super League plans.
Joel Glazer was heavily involved with the hugely controversial and almost universally unpopular breakaway competition and was set to be a vice-chairman for the league, along with Liverpool owner John W. Henry.
And United supporters have followed on from the example of protesting Arsenal fans by taking to the streets and vocally demanding a change of ownership.
Manchester United fans have gathered outside Old Trafford to protest against the club owners
Supporters are protesting publicly against the club’s American owners, the Glazer family
Brothers Joel and Avram Glazer co-own Manchester United and are the target of fan frustration
Joel Glazer was instrumental in the proposals for a hugely unpopular European Super League
Fans reacted angrily to the potential breakaway competition, which has now been scrapped
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward (left) has announced he will resign at the end of 2021
Fans chanted ‘F*** off Glazers’, set off flares and smoke bombs, unfurled anti-Glazer banners and wore scarves with ‘#GlazersOut’ emblazoned on them.
Many have climbed up onto the ‘Holy Trinity’, a trio of statues depicting club icons George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton, and have put scarves around the players’ necks.
Much of the protest is characterised by green and gold colours, harking back to the kit colours of Newton Heath, the club founded in 1878 which later became Manchester United.
More than a thousand fans set off flares and smoke bombs, chanting against the Glazer family
Many banners are green and gold in reference to Newton Heath, the club founded in 1878
Fans climbed on the ‘Holy Trinity’ statues of George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton
One banner called the Glazers ‘greedy’ and ‘selfish’ and demanded they leave the Red Devils
Supporters have previously worn green and gold scarves and kit in protest against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club.
There is said to be a limited police presence, with a riot van parked close to the ground to keep an eye on things.
The Glazers are not generally popular among United fans, but their role in the European Super League, widely seen as a money and power grab, has brought relations to an all-time low.
Two of the original Red Knights consortium who unsuccessfully tried to oust the Glazers from power more than a decade ago have urged the American owners to give up their controlling interest in the club.
Furthermore, following the resignation of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who is set to leave later this year, fans are keen to see the Glazers axed in the same way.
But just days after Joel Glazer admitted the owners needed to ‘better communicate’ with fans, his brother Avram has reportedly refused to apologise to fans over the European Super League saga.
More to follow.
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