The movement against the Super League in England has gained strength again during the weekend, coinciding with the dispute of a new day in the Premier League. The fans who already demonstrated at the beginning of the week to demand the withdrawal of their teams from the European Super League project do not give in and demand more responsibilities from their directives. Those of Manchester United Y Arsenal FC, the hardest en masse demanding the resignation of their owners.
The areas surrounding Old Trafford have been crowded this Saturday (day without a match at the stadium) with fans of the ‘red devils’ eager for a radical change at the head of their club. The message ‘Glazers Out’ that had been getting strong throughout the week has spread throughout the concentration. Previously, this thought had been strengthened in social networks and in the sports city, where the first banners with this motto could be seen.
Members of the American Glazer family, which owns United, are the main targets for the attempt to involve their own in this non-UEFA plan.
Who did have a Premier League appointment this Saturday was the Liverpool FC, whose social mass also wanted to have a voice in the run-up to their match against Newcastle. Although less noisy and crowded than the great stay in Manchester, the ‘red’ fans have accompanied the arrival of their squad at Anfield with a hall of applause for players and coaching staff, who also showed their dissatisfaction with the march to the Super League.
Neither the leaders involved in the new project nor the top officials of UEFA suffered the same fate. The arrival of the Liverpool bus took place amid a set of banners with messages against both sides. On a personal note, not even Florentino Pérez has been spared the criticism.
The ‘gunner’ movement
A similar case had been experienced 24 hours earlier in London. Arsenal FC, one of the 12 founding clubs of the start-up Super League, was meeting with Everton and their supporters did not miss the call in the vicinity of the Emirates Stadium. Hundreds of ‘gunners’ raised their voices in unison to charge against the tycoon who owns his club, the American Stan Kroenke.
On a personal note, this owner is the only one who has apologized for his intentions by admitting a mistake on video. However, his continuity at the head of the entity has not been put on the table and that is precisely the claim of the protesters, leading the ‘Kroenke out’ as a motto for change.