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Manchester United fans sang about killing the club's owner and threw bottles at opposition fans during a protest, reports say

Protesters clash with police as they gather outside Old Trafford stadium to demonstrate against Manchester United's owners ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on August 22, 2022. - The large-scale protest by United fans before kick-off is aimed at the club's owners, the Glazer family.
Manchester United fans clash with police during a protest against the club's owners on Monday.
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  • Thousands of Manchester United fans protested against the club's ownership outside Old Trafford on Monday.
  • Some threw bottles and sang about killing Joel Glazer and his son, reports MailOnline.
  • The march was the latest in a series of protests against the Glazer family in recent years.

Manchester United fans sang about killing one of the club's owners and threw projectiles at opposition fans during a protest on Monday night, according to MailOnline.

Thousands of United fans marched to Old Trafford ahead of the club's game against Liverpool in protest of the club's ownership.

The club has been majority owned by the Florida-based Glazer family since 2005.

Images of the protest showed supporters holding a banner, which read: "We want our club back." Fans also lit flares and sang anti-Glazer chants, reports The Guardian.

According to MailOnline, though the protests were largely peaceful, some supporters sang about Joel Glazer being "in a box" as well as about killing his son.

Others threw bottles at Liverpool fans, who were held back from entering Old Trafford by police until after kick-off, reports MailOnline.

Projectiles were also hurled at a bus full of young United supporters which the crowds had mistaken for Liverpool fans,  which left the children on-board "frightened to death," according to MailOnline.

Manchester United supporters' group, "The 1958," organized the march in protest of what it called "an ownership that is systematically starving and killing the greatest football institution in world football, for greed." 

The group did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.


There has been multiple protests against the Glazer family's ownership of United in recent years. The family also own the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Earlier this month, supporters marched from Salford Quays to Old Trafford prior to Erik ten Hag's first game in charge against Brighton, which it lost 2-1.

United's home league fixture against Liverpool last May was also marred by protests, which resulted in the match being delayed.

The fixture was meant to be played behind closed doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but thousands of United fans gathered outside Old Trafford ahead of kick-off before around 200 fans broke into the stadium and protested on the pitch.

United beat Liverpool 2-1 on Monday thanks to goals from Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford. 

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