Many fans of England’s record champions Manchester United have expressed their protest against US club owner Joel Glazer with a storm before the derby on Sunday against Liverpool. Hundreds of people who gained access to the field chanted “Glazer out” and reacted again to the highly controversial Super League plans of the club’s top.
ManUnited, majority owned by the Glazer family since 2005, initially joined the planned Super League in European football, as did five other Premier League clubs (Manchester City, Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC). A dozen high-profile European clubs wanted to create the super league.
Two days later and after numerous protests, all English clubs withdrew their willingness to participate. Joel Glazer was slated to be vice president of the Super League.
United supporters stormed the training grounds of the famous English club last Thursday. On banners (“We decide where you play”, “Out with the Glazers”) they also gave air to their displeasure.