On Monday, tens of thousands of Manchester United supporters demonstrated outside Old Trafford against the ownership of the team. According to MailOnline, some people sang and flung bottles about killing Joel Glazer and his son. The march was the most recent of several recent demonstrations against the Glazer family. Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! During a demonstration on Monday night, Manchester United supporters sung about assassinating one of the club’s owners and tossed objects at opposing supporters.
Prior to the team’s match versus Liverpool, thousands of United supporters demonstrated at Old Trafford to voice their displeasure with the club’s ownership.
Since 2005, the Glazer family of Florida has owned a majority of the club.
Photographs from the demonstration showed protesters waving a banner that read, “We want our club back.” Additionally, there were flares fired and anti-Glazer chants being sung by the crowd, according to reports The Guardian. .
Twitter user @UtdFaithfuls August 22, 2022 Despite the protests being mainly nonviolent, some supporters, according to MailOnline, sung about Joel Glazer being “in a box” and about killing his kid.
Others hurled bottles towards Liverpool supporters, who according to MailOnline were prevented by police from entering Old Trafford until after kickoff.
Additionally, a bus carrying young United supporters that the masses mistook for Liverpool supporters was attacked with projectiles, leaving the children inside “frightened to death,” according to MailOnline.
In protest of what it referred to as “an ownership that is systematically starving and murdering the greatest football institution in global football, for greed,” Dan Sheldon (@dansheldonsport) August 22, 2022 Manchester United supporters’ organisation, “The 1958,” organized the march .
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The August 22, 2022 from 1958 (@The 1958) In recent years, there have been numerous demonstrations against the Glazer family’s ownership of United. Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL are also owned by the family.
Before Erik ten Hag’s debut match as manager against Brighton, which it lost 2-1, fans marched from Salford Quays to Old Trafford.
In May of last year, protestors disrupted United’s home league game against Liverpool and caused the game to be postponed.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the game was supposed to be played behind closed doors, but thousands of United supporters gathered in front of Old Trafford before kickoff, and about 200 of them broke into the stadium to demonstrate on the field.
Monday’s United victory over Liverpool was decided by goals from Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford.