Angry Manchester United Fans Rail Against Club Owners, #GlazersOut Trends Worldwide

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A very large contingent of the Manchester United fan base is currently in revolt as #GlazersOut has been a top trending term on Twitter today. For a decent amount of time, it was even the #1 trending term on the micro-blogging platform; worldwide.

So what’s the story behind the United supporter base backlashing against the Glazer family that owns the club?

FOX Sports Asia reports that:

“It started as response to a fan account asking everyone to tweet out #GlazersOut at 20:05 BST on June 19 – underscoring that it was in 2005 the Glazers took over the club.”

The revelation that the Glazers have only taken money out of the club, and not put any in, has sparked the supporter protest online, with social media the platform.

Utilizing the club’s original colors, green and gold, some MUFC supporters have made it known just how much they want the current regime removed.

While United continues to generate huge revenue streams in their business, the results on the pitch have severely deteriorated. The club finished outside of the top four yet again this season, the fourth time since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down in 2013.

Following another disappointing season that ended about a month ago, there has been a lot of talk about an aggressive overhaul this summer transfer window. However, not much transfer activity has actually taken place and training camp starts in just 10 days.

“Green and gold until they’re sold” is the rallying cry of the malcontent United supporters tweeting their disgust with what has happened to their beloved club. Here are some of the more noteworthy and interesting tweets with the #GlazersOut hash tag affixed.

Executive Vice President Ed Woodward, a figure who has a lot more power at the club than his respective counter-parts at other clubs, is a frequent target as well.

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  1. Glazers get out of our club ..pls do it for the Manchester United fans they are the best fans in the world..we need owners who want us to be the best ..and buy the best . we are manchester United the biggest club in the world

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