Man United fans plan another protest for Liverpool visit – Liverpool FC
Liverpool’s trip to Old Trafford could again be played out against the backdrop of a Man United fan protest when the two sides meet later this month.
There are discussions on social media from Man United fans at #EmptyOldTrafford when the Reds come to town on August 22 to pit themselves against their owners, the Glazer family.
The hashtag has been used extensively on social media in recent days as Man United fans seek to send a message and demand change from owners who are not well thought out.
Performances on the pitch did not help matters, but the Glazers took money from the club, put it in debt, failed to invest and revamped existing infrastructure, among other issues, sparked widespread protests .
That game was postponed to May 2021 following a Covid breach at Old Trafford during protests against the owners, which saw a number of Man United supporters heading to the pitch.
That protest came during the fallout from the Super League fiasco, testing the Glazers’ already thin support, which has continued to spiral downward ever since.
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This campaign is urging fans to boycott the game against Liverpool, leaving the pitch empty to echo what was seen in the Covid era in a visual message of protest in English football’s biggest game.
As for how many fans follow, that remains to be seen.
Following Man United’s 4-0 loss at Brentford on Saturday, Gary Neville got fired up at the owners on the Sky Sports broadcast.
“There’s a family out there in America that literally lets its employees take all the hits for them, and that’s unforgivable,” he said.
“They have to get on a plane, Joel Glazer has to get on a plane tomorrow, he has to go to Manchester and he has to start deflecting the club’s issues and telling everyone what his plan is with the football club. What is he doing?”
Liverpool fans know the owner’s problems all too well, but the club will be concerned about attempts to have the game canceled as no penalties have been imposed since the last time to deter a similar move.