Manchester United fans protested against Glazer Family, the Americans who own the club, at Carrington on Thursday morning.
Super League Scandal
Fans erupted with anger and disapproval when Manchester United announced they’d be joining a breakaway Super League on Sunday night.
To add insult to injury, the bombshell announcement unveiled United co-chairman Joel Glazer was as European Super League vice-chairman.
By Tuesday night, the fans’ wrath reached such decibels that United decided to pull back from the new league. Indeed, on the same night, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward even declared his resignation by the end of 2021.
Meanwhile, Joel Glazer apologised on Wednesday in an open letter to all United fans. But the Glazer family did not step down as owners, as fans expected they would.
United Fans Protested against Glazer Family
Manchester United fans staged a protest against the Glazer family at the Carrington training ground on Thursday morning, i.e., today.
Fans blocked both entrances to the Carrington training ground while staging a protest against the Glazers continuing on as owners.
They wish for their beloved club to unshackle itself from American ownership which prioritizes profits over the club’s traditions.
So, around 20 protestors somehow gained access to Carrington, carrying banners.
They made their way to reception and to the first-team training area. The fans then took a stand on the pitch holding banners, one of which read ‘Glazers Out’:
Another banner saying ‘51%’ is in reference to fans holding the majority of voting rights at the club. This model is common in German football, which notably did not participate in Super League.
Police were called to the training ground in case the situation escalated, but the fans protested peacefully.
After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, and Nemanja Matic addressed the protesters, they dispersed.
“At approximately 9am this morning, a group gained access to the club training ground,” read a United statement on Thursday. “The manager and others spoke to them. Buildings were secure and the group has now left the site.”