Manchester United fans venting their anger at the club’s owners yesterday before the match against Liverpool. A protest was organized by a set of fans against the Glazers family.
The relation between United fans and their owners is not good for a long time. Earlier, United fans have confronted multiple times towards their owner. Some wanted them to resigned from their position.
However, a large number of fans gathered outside the team hotel in Manchester city center, while there were thousands more at Old Trafford. Later, hundreds of fans managing to break into the famous old stadium and vent their frustrations on the hallowed turf. Later, the official decided to postpone the match between Manchester United and Liverpool.
After the official’s decision, Gary Neville said that he hoped the events at his former stomping ground would spark fan unity in his pursuit of ‘reform’ of the game on these shores. He said, “I think its a warning to the owners of the football club that ultimately, they are not going to accept what they have done in the last couple of weeks.”
“Obviously, we don’t know what has happened outside the ground. We know some fans came in and they were reasonably peaceful but, if there has been disturbances outside then that is not something that is acceptable.”
“But, the reality of it is that a game has been called off today and the fans have spoken. The fans spoke a couple of weeks ago about this [Super League] proposal, and there was a U-turn by the six owners in this country. It’s not going to go away. They don’t really trust the owners of this club, they don’t like them, they think they should leave.”
“Beyond today, the reality is it should be for reform and regulation and making sure that they can’t do it again. Protesting is the right of every single person in this country. We must retain that element of being able to protest.”
“However, beyond today, I think it is a case of making sure fans across the country unite to ensure reform in English football. That is the most important thing. If there’s anything about today has got to be a precursor to that if there isn’t reform in English football.”