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Manchester United fans protest against Glazer family’s ownership

Lots of of Manchester United supporters gathered exterior Previous Trafford on Saturday to show in opposition to the Glazer household’s possession after the membership was concerned in plans to hitch the now-failed European Tremendous League, British media reported.

Manchester United had been amongst six Premier League golf equipment who signed up for the breakaway league earlier than withdrawing on Tuesday amid a storm of protest from followers, gamers and the British authorities.

The membership was purchased by the American Glazer household for 790 million kilos ($1.1 billion) in 2005. Though it has been listed on the New York Inventory Alternate since 2012, the Glazers retain majority possession.

Membership supporters assembled by the Trinity Statue exterior the bottom on Saturday and set off yellow and inexperienced flares – colors synonymous with fan protests in opposition to the Glazer household, the Manchester Night News reported.Protest indicators learn “United in opposition to greed” and “Glazers out”, in accordance with Sky Sports activities.

Manchester United government vice-chairman Ed Woodward, one of many main figures within the breakaway venture, mentioned on Tuesday he would step down from his function on the finish of 2021.Liverpool, owned by Fenway Sports activities Group and one other of the English golf equipment concerned within the Tremendous League, additionally noticed round 150 followers protest on Saturday earlier than a match with Newcastle United.

Banners saying “Sufficient is sufficient, FSG out” and “Our sport, our membership: thanks however no Yanks” had been unfurled exterior Anfield. American proprietor John Henry has apologised for the membership’s involvement within the venture.

Manchester United, who’re second within the Premier League, go to Leeds United in a while Sunday.

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