Thousands of Arsenal fans gathered outside the Emirates Stadium on Friday before the Premier League game against Everton to protest against the London club’s American owner Stan Kroenke for his decision to join the Super League.
Despite the fact that the matches in the English League continue to be played behind closed doors, that did not prevent a crowd from coming to the outskirts of the enclosure gunner to show your frontal opposition to the owner of the entity. Accompanied by flares, the fans chanted “We want Kroenke to go” and “Get out of our club.” The hashtag #KroenkeOut ”was trending on Twitter.
The protests of the fans were decisive for the six English clubs attached to the breakthrough project of the Superliga to drop the plan on Tuesday night. Amid strong pressure from all sectors, including politics, the movement in the streets was also very important. That day, Chelsea fans also displayed their criticism outside Stamford Bridge before their team’s clash with Brighton. As a result, the match started late.
At Arsenal, these movements at street level do not seem to affect the property at the moment. Josh Kroenke, the owner’s son, said they don’t plan to sell the club.