Manchester United fans marched on the stadium of the English football club and on the pitch on Sunday to protest the owners of the team, the family of American billionaire Glazer, and their failed plans to join med. Abandoned Super League.
Old Trafford fans chanted slogans, flared flags and chanted banners urging Glazers to leave Manchester.
The protests led to delays and suspensions of the club’s match against Arab rivals Liverpool, who apologized to fans for backing Super Super, another American investor, owned by John Henry’s Fenway Sports Group.
Manchester United said in a statement that fans had “the right to free speech and peaceful protest”. “However, we regret the team’s obstruction and actions that put other fans, staff and police in danger.”
The Premier League added: “We understand and respect the power of emotion but especially hate all violence, criminal harm and crime as a result of the violation of the related Covid-19.”
Joel Glazer, the team’s co-chairman, apologized last month after an elite group of Europe’s best-known football clubs were forced to scrap plans to form the Brexit Super League. Including Real Madrid in Spain and Juventus in Italy.
Under the proposals, the founding clubs would be guaranteed a place in the league each year, in stark contrast to European football where clubs compete in top-tier competitions.
Fans are angry that Manchester United have backed the Super League. Their unhappy family with the Glazers went back to the club’s acquisition in 2005, out of this নের 790 million salary that saddled it out due to debt, costly fees and interest payments. The family also collects dividends from the club, a rarity in the football business.
Gary Neville, a former Manchester United player and influential pundit, told Sky Sports that it was time to sell the Glazers club, which has failed to win the Premier League since 2013.
“It would be an honorable job to do that,” he said.
Before the match, Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who announced he would resign at the end of the year after a cold reception in the Super League, apologized to fans for the team’s role in the abandoned project.
“I can assure you that we have learned our lesson. . . He told supporters at a meeting on Friday, and we don’t want any revival of Super League plans.