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For this weeks blog, the Premier League...
As many of you saw, perhaps the biggest game in English football, Manchester United v Liverpool, was postponed. Over 10,000 United fans arrived at Old Trafford, with yellow and green smoke bellowing overhead, to protest against the owners, The Glazer’s. A small group of fans forced their way into the stadium, smashing glass doors, destroying camera equipment, (some losing items of clothing!) resulting in the game being delayed, and subsequently postponed.
Why were fans so angered that they felt they needed to ‘storm the field’ and cause so much damage?
The club has been ran by father/son duo Malcolm & Joel Glazer since 2005, and there’s been controversy ever since. After 16 turbulent years, and an attempt to enter the European Super League, the fans reached breaking point and let their voices be heard.
The Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) announced their proposal for fans to have ‘a meaningful share in the ownership of United, and a meaningful voice in how it is run.’
So with this in mind, did they take it too far?
Well, other clubs received similar, but less violent, protests about the ESL proposal, and many of those clubs backed out right away, and rightly so. But now fans are demanding the resignation of their owners who have been blinded by money, and taken the limelight away from why football is really about.
Did this require violence and the postponement of such a high profile game?
There’s talk of points deductions and a significant fine as a consequence, but the real question is... What happens next?
Will we see owners step down and give the fans what they want?
Or will they stand firm and work on a solution that suits everybody?
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