Manchester United Supporters Plan Protest Amid Takeover Uncertainty

Manchester United supporters are planning a protest against the club’s owners, the Glazers, due to ongoing frustrations regarding the potential takeover of the club.

Manchester United Supporters Plan Protest Amid Takeover Uncertainty
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The supporters’ group, The 1958, announced plans to protest outside the club’s megastore on Tuesday, June 27, coinciding with the release of next season’s kit.

The Takeover Saga

The Glazers announced back in November that they were open to selling the club. However, nearly eight months later, there is still no clarity over what they will decide to do. The takeover process has been dragging on, causing frustration among fans and staff alike.

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe are the two frontrunners to purchase the club. However, updates on the process have all come via the bidders or media, with no update from the board since they announced plans to explore ‘strategic alternatives’ in November.

The Planned Protest

In a tweet, The 1958 group announced: “DON’T FEED GLAZER GREED! The 1958 will have a presence at the megastore on Tuesday. A legal protest from 9:45am. Be there! Bring your anti Glazer flags and banners! Be loud, be visual. We don’t stop until they sell our club! #GlazersOut #BoycottAdidas”.

The protest is planned to take place on the same day that United are planning to release their 2023/24 home shirt. The supporters’ group is urging fans to boycott the new kit as part of their protest against the Glazers.

Reaction from Club Legends

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville slammed the Glazers last week, telling BBC Radio 5 Live: “I think it’s embarrassing. But it’s what they have done, drag everything out. It’s always in their best interests and not in the best interests of the football club.”

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