Manchester United held an emergency fans forum today in the wake of the Super League proposals.
Ed Woodward attended virtually but Joel Glazer didn’t despite the fact his recent apology to fans claimed he is ‘personally committed to rebuilding trust’ between the owners and fans.
In an open letter, the majority of the fans’ forum, including the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST), told the club they – quite rightly – don’t accept Glazer’s apology.
The letter said that the fans have been left ‘disgusted, embarrassed and angry’ over the proposals, but their anger is not just limited to the Super League.
The letter was wide-reaching and said United fans have ‘zero trust’ in the Glazers as owner of the club.
It demanded that they take part in in the government’s review of football ownership, ask season ticket holders about potential changes and appoint independent directors – among other things.
They have also requested that Joel Glazer agrees that his family, and not the club, pay any costs linked to the Super League, while pointing out that ‘£1 billion has gone out of the club in the last 16 years’ to fund the ownership.
There was also a detailed explanation – not that one should be needed – about the importance of earning a place in European football and not just being handed one.
The open letter comes days before another anti-Glazer protest is due to take place.
Fans will rather before Sunday’s clash with Liverpool, and the Daily Mail report that as many as 10,000 fans could attend.
That would send yet another clear message to the club’s owners on United’s biggest home game of the league season.
The Super League issue united fans of England’s two biggest clubs who have American owners willing to trample over all history and tradition in order to boost their profits.
United fans aren’t letting the Glazers off the hook, amid years of underinvestment in the team.
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