Manchester United honoured convicted paedophile with invite to women’s game

Just one normal day as a Manchester United fan, that’s all we ask for.

Not today as a report claims Manchester United honoured Geoff Konopka with an invitation to one of our Women’s Super League (WSL) matches last season, unaware that he was a convicted paedophile who abused young girls.

According to The Times, Konopka was welcomed back to United as a “special guest” to celebrate his past achievements in charge of the Women’s team from 1983 to 2001.

To make all of this even worse, United didn’t just invite Konopka to a game. They commemorated his career and featured him in a display at the Old Trafford museum.

This is a man who spent a decade on the sex offenders register after spending four years in prison for 19 offences of indecent assault and gross indecency against young girls. As a result, we really need to know who was responsible for inviting Konopka to an event attended by thousands of children.

Furthermore, I don’t think United should be given a free pass for being unaware of Konopka’s past. That’s just more incompetence if you ask me.

Former players demanded a public apoloh

The former players, who played at the historic Wembley games, demanded a public apology from the club for presenting Konopka as the “hero” behind their sporting achievements and for allowing him to attend a recent women’s game as a “guest of honour”.

However, now that the news is out there for us all to digest, The Times claim United have now distanced themselves from Konopka. How convenient to get a bit of meaningless PR out there?

United are in a desperate state and I sense there will be more hit pieces to come from the media.

The club needs a reset due to the extreme toxicity that has existed from top to bottom for far too long.

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1 Comment

  1. I find it hard to believe that no-one – not even someone in the ladies’ team – knew enough to say ‘ hang on, isn’t that the guy who…’
    But I definitely hope that is the case, and not that concerns were raised and brushed aside / ignored.
    Can we get all the scandals out in the open and dealt with during the International Break?
    We can then get back to normality again. Or what passes for normal for United fans.

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