A group of Man United fans, Manchester United Supporters Trust, are banding together in opposition to the club’s owners, the Glazer family. Good for them … except, I’m not too sure their tactics are going to work.
First up, they want Alex Ferguson to resign. “He claims to be a socialist”, says leader of the rebellion, Johnny Flacks. Yes, but so did Tony Blair and we all know how that worked out. Maybe I’m dense but I’m missing the connection between socialism and the financial mishandling of a football club. Unless, MUST are planning to nationalise Man U, install Tony Benn as manager and pay all the players minimum wage; a move I’m sure they’ll all stick around for!
The main problem with their plan though is their second tactic: buying a ticket for the match against AC Milan, but not taking their seats until the game has started. Call me pedantic, but I think they’re missing the point. If the Glazers are only there for the money, surely it would be better not to give them any in the first place. Just a thought.