It is now judgement time for Joel Glazer

Publicity shy Joel Glazer pushed himself into the spotlight this week when he proudly announced the launch of the Super League.

The announcement went down like a lead balloon, sparking huge anger across football, managing to bring together Manchester United and Liverpool fans with their disgust of their respective clubs.

The Super League has collapsed already. United confirmed withdrawal, after other clubs had begun to make respective U-turns.

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Glazer still has a case to answer, it must not be over.


And he should be hung by his own words. Back in 2005, Joel Glazer gave an interview to the MEN.

He has not given another one since. In his interview he spoke about the need to communicate openly, saying: “Fans are the lifeblood of the club. People want to know what’s happening, people want to know where things are heading but we will be communicating.”

On this alone, he has failed and backtracked. And that’s before we get onto his one request.

Joel Glazer’s request from 2005

Glazer asked supporters to keep an open mind, and be judged over the long-term.

He said: “I caution people that this is a marathon and not a sprint. Judge us over the long haul, don’t judge us on a day or the last several months.”

It really is now judgement time. The Glazers have to go.

They have shown their hand this week as greedy, self-serving charlatans.

Manchester United supporters knew this already of course. But now they have lifted their veil to the whole world.

Fans will never have a better chance to try and force them out, by getting the Government onside to produce legislation which could force them to sell a stake in the club.

It might seem like a long shot, but with Ed Woodward deciding to step down [Guardian] it feels like this could be a turning point. At long last.

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Super League Sham

  1. The Super League would guarantee certain participants entry ever single season

    Manchester United would be one of these clubs.

  2. Clubs would receive approximately £300 million for entry

    This would skew competition in domestic leagues.

  3. Joel Glazer promised fans ‘world class facilities’

    Yet Old Trafford has been neglected during his family’s 16 years of ownership.

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