Joel Glazer, speaking at Manchester United’s Fans’ Forum, has promised to improve dialogue with fans.
After 16-years of ignoring United fans, we are not going to suggest anything has changed after a Zoom call but it is a start. The reason it’s come to this is the Glazers couldn’t carry on after their European Super League disaster.
It was their plan all along – but we know they weren’t alone in the snake pit.
The minutes for the recent Fans’ Forum were released today, with quotes from Joel Glazer, who make his excuses for staying silent for 16-years while leaching from the football club.
“We always took the approach that we should stay in the background. Let the manager, the players, the people at Old Trafford, be the ones out in front, communicating and talking,” he said, as per ManUtd.com.
“But in retrospect, that was not the right approach and there’s a middle ground. Our silence wrongly created the impression that we don’t care, that we aren’t football fans, that we only care about our commercial interests and money. And I can assure you, nothing could be further from the truth.
“I may not live in Manchester and be fortunate enough to be at Old Trafford, every week, but like the hundreds of millions of supporters we have around the world, I watch every match. I can’t wait for every match. I enjoy the thrill of every goal. And I feel the utmost agony of every defeat.
“I personally take losses very hard, no different than any supporter. The losses hurt. I don’t like losing and I share the same feelings as supporters. Ultimately, we’re all in this for what’s on the pitch. It’s about winning trophies and the enjoyment of the game.”
I don’t buy it. Do you?
Nobody is going to take Joel seriously if he’s going to beg for forgiveness by trying to prove he is the ultra-soccer fan. I bet most of you started cringing at the mention of ‘wrongly created the impression that we don’t care, that we aren’t football fans, that we only care about our commercial interests and money.’
Who is he trying to fool because I don’t see many people falling for that nonsense.