Manchester United fans plan Old Trafford protest against the Glazer family
‘Nothing will change until the head of the snake is removed’: Manchester United fans plan Old Trafford protest against the Glazer family before Norwich clash… but insist it ‘won’t be another Liverpool’ after fans stormed the stadium last year
- Man United fans are planning an anti-Glazer protest before Saturday’s game
- The United supporters are hoping to drive the American owners out of the club
- A fan group called The 1958 have organised a march before the Norwich game
- They want fans to remain outside the ground for the first 17 minutes of the match
Manchester United fans are planning an anti-Glazer protest before Saturday’s game at home to Norwich in a new attempt to force out the American owners.
As unrest grows over a desperately disappointing season, it has emerged that an abusive sign was also left for United’s players outside the club’s Carrington training base over the weekend after defeat to Everton left them six points adrift of the top-four.
It read: ‘Embarrassing s**tbags. Not fit to wear the shirt get out of our club!’
Manchester United fans are planning an anti-Glazer protest before Saturday’s Norwich game
They have organised a march that will end at Old Trafford before United’s clash with Norwich
A supporter group called The 1958 have organised a protest march against the Glazers that will end at Old Trafford before kick-off against Norwich.
They are calling on demonstrators to remain outside the ground for the first 17 minutes of the match to mark the Glazer family’s 17-year ownership.
Plans have been posted on social media and retweeted several thousand times with a message declaring: ‘Nothing will change unless the head of the snake is removed. It’s rotten and starts from the top down like any business. The club’s a mess so we need to act and raise awareness again.’
The Manchester United supporters are hoping to drive the American owners out of the club
It’s a year ago this month since United’s role in the doomed European Super League sparked an angry backlash against the Glazers.
A small number of fans stormed Carrington and many more then broke into Old Trafford following a mass protest before a behind-closed-doors game against Liverpool, forcing the fixture to be postponed.
Chairman Joel Glazer subsequently apologised over the ESL fiasco and has since tried to engage with the fanbase.
He has appeared at fans’ forums, and a supporters’ advisory board has been set up. A fan share scheme is still being discussed, but the latest protests suggest that the bridge building has not been entirely successful.
‘This isn’t another Liverpool,’ the statement from The 1958 continued. ‘We believe this was a one-off unique event.
A fan group called The 1958 have organised a march before the Norwich game on Saturday
‘This is the start of the constant, relentless, peaceful and legal protests and actions against our owners.
‘We know the challenges ahead of us and we will not waver or detract from these goals.’
Meanwhile, Ajax boss Erik ten Hag wants to focus on Sunday’s Dutch Cup final against PSV Eindhoven before deciding on his future after speaking to United and RB Leipzig.
Ten Hag threatened to walk out of an interview after Saturday’s win over Sparta Rotterdam when asked about the United job.
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