Man Utd: Fans protest against Glazers outside Old Trafford
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Manchester United legend Roy Keane has opened up on the protests held at Old Trafford today. Fans have stormed the Theatre of Dreams, forcing their match against Liverpool to be delayed. It’s now possible it will kick off at 6.30pm, according to Stan Collymore.
Manchester United fans have got their match against Liverpool delayed, with kick off originally pencilled in for 4.30pm.
Old Trafford was today stormed by supporters, many of which were successful at breaking into the field of play – where they let off flares, reportedly damaged a camera and threw projectiles.
And Keane, speaking to Sky Sports, has expressed a belief things with the Glazers are at a ‘tipping point’.
“It’s got to a tipping point now for Man United fans,” he said.
“It was peaceful, I think they threw one or two bottles and a couple of flares – I think that was towards Jamie, to be fair, but I think they’ve had enough.
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“Enough is enough for these United fans now.
“United have got some of the best fans in the world, huge club, we’ve seen today that it’s come to the end now and enough is enough with the ownership of the club.
“We’ve seen over the past few weeks with the frustration at the Super League, not being able to support the club over the last year, enough is enough now and the United fans obviously want the Glazers out.”
Gary Neville reacted by saying: “You know what’s at the heart of it, this is the consequence of the owners of Manchester United’s actions two weeks ago.
“Obviously there’s a general disgust and dislike of the owners of this football club.
“But they weren’t protesting two or three weeks ago before this happened.
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“Generally, the Glazer family along with a number of other families of football owners in this country were kniving and scheming behind the rest of football’s back to walk away with the crown jewels and today we’ve seen people protest at that and the fact this game is delayed is because of that.”
And Jamie Carragher elaborated on what he was told by supporters inside the ground.
“The frustration with the ownership and I must say I’m obviously a Liverpool supporter in this stadium with Manchester United fans coming past me, but I do think in this situation, football rivalry goes out of this,” he said.
“Listen, it’s been peaceful, there’s no problem in the stadium, I’m unsure about outside the stadium, but it’s been a peaceful protest.
“They’re very unhappy with their owners, not just of what they’re doing in terms of buying a striker, or buying a player in the summer, I think as supporters and how they’ve been treated at this club and how they’ve gone about it.
“The frustration comes from that and it’s obviously heightened with what happened with the Super League.
“Yes, we all want to see a game of football, we don’t want to see any trouble but I can’t stand here and have a go at Manchester United fans.
“My own supporters, Liverpool, probably 10 or 15 years ago were doing these type of things, marching outside of stadiums to get rid of Hicks and Gillett.
“I would not have a go at any Manchester United fan as long as it’s peaceful and there’s no trouble.
“Football means a lot for a lot of people and Manchester as much as anybody. A peaceful protest and they’ve only got themselves to blame, the ownership.”
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