Manchester United fans fly anti-Glazer banner at Leeds clash

Manchester United fans fly ‘£2bn stolen’ anti-Glazer banner above Elland Road ahead of Premier League clash against Leeds United as they continue to urge American owners to sell and tell them: ‘It is too late for apologies… your time is up’

  • Manchester United fans flew an ant-Glazer banner above their match at Leeds 
  • The supporters claim the Glazers have lost the club £2billion since 2005
  • Football is reeling from the Super League saga, which Joel Glazer helped create
  • The Red Devils fans released a statement saying the Glazer family’s ‘time is up’ 
  • Over a thousand United fans protested against their owners on Saturday 

Manchester United fans flew a banner calling for their owners from Glazer family to quit the club above their club’s Premier League clash at Leeds on Sunday. 

The Glazer family, with brothers Avram and Joel the leading forces in the running of the Premier League club, were hugely criticised after the Red Devils joined eleven other clubs in creating a European Super League last week.

The breakaway league plan was scrapped after 48 hours on Tuesday but the fall-out from the saga has continued after the clubs planned to change English and European football forever. 

Manchester United fans flew an ant-Glazer banner above their league match on Sunday

The banner was flown via plane over United’s trip to Leeds on Sunday afternoon at Elland Road

The banner above Elland Road on Sunday read: ‘2BN stolen. #GlazersOut’ relating to the £2billion the Glazers are accused of taking out of the club since Malcolm Glazer acquired full ownership of the club in2005.

A statement from Manchester United fans then read: ‘A banner flew over Elland Road today to serve as a reminder that the Glazer family’s destruction of Manchester United goes far beyond their recent attempt at killing the football pyramid.’ 

‘Since their leveraged takeover in 2005, The Glazers have cost Manchester United over £2billion in interest payments, dividends, debts, directors fees, debt repayments and share sales. 

‘The message is very simple – you are not welcome in Manchester. Enough is enough. It is too late for apologies. Your time is up.’ 

Fans are unhappy with the Glazers’, including Avram and Joel, role in the Super League saga

United fans released a statement saying the Glazers ‘are not welcome in Manchester’ and their ‘time is up’

As Sportsmail revealed last weekend, Joel Glazer was one of the four vice-chairmen on the European Super League board behind Real Madrid’s Florentino Perez. Arsenal’s Stan Kroenke, Liverpool’s John W Henry and Juventus’ Andrea Agnelli were the other deputies. 

Furthermore, Avram Glazer reportedly refused to apologise to the Manchester United fans this week over the Super League controversy when asked to by the Daily Mirror in front of his £16million Florida home. 

On Saturday, more than a thousand Manchester United supporters protested outside Old Trafford against their owners over the recent Super League saga. 

Fans chanted ‘F*** off Glazers’, set off flares and smoke bombs, unfurled anti-Glazer banners and wore scarves with ‘#GlazersOut’ emblazoned on them.

 

Manchester United fans gathered at Old Trafford to protest against the owners on Saturday 

Many climbed up onto the ‘Holy Trinity’, a trio of statues depicting club icons George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton, and have put scarves around the players’ necks.

Much of the protest was characterised by green and gold colours, harking back to the kit colours of Newton Heath, the club founded in 1878 which later became Manchester United.  Supporters have previously worn green and gold scarves and kit in protest against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club. 

The protests at Old Trafford followed similar scenes at Arsenal and Chelsea this week, with the fellow Premier League supporters complaining against their team’s involvement in the project. 

Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City were the other three English teams to join the league last Sunday, with those clubs holding protests with lower numbers this week. 

The Glazers have put a £4billion price tag on the Premier League club, according to reports

The Mirror also claim it will take a fee over £4billion to convince the Glazer family to sell Manchester United having purchased the club for £790m back in 2005.

After the club quit the Super League project, Joel Glazer wrote an open letter to fans apologising for their role in the breakaway plans. 

‘You made very clear your opposition to the European Super League, and we have listened, he said. ‘We got it wrong, and we want to show that we can put things right.

Joel Glazer sent out an open apology letter to fans after the European Super League stopped

‘Although the wounds are raw and I understand that it will take time for the scars to heal, I am personally committed to rebuilding trust with our fans and learning from the message you delivered with such conviction. 

‘We also realise that we need to better communicate with you, our fans, because you will always be at the heart of the club.

‘In the background, you can be sure that we will be taking the necessary steps to rebuild relationships with other stakeholders across the game, with a view to working together on solutions to the long-term challenges facing the football pyramid.’


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