Man Utd owner Avram Glazer refuses to apologise again as stance on selling emerges

Man Utd: Fans protest against Glazers outside Old Trafford

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Manchester United co-owner Avram Glazer has refused to apologise for his role in the controversial European Super League proposals after being confronted in Florida. The United owners were seen as a huge influence in discussions over the planned breakaway European league.

Mass backlash from fans all over the world eventually led to all six English teams issuing statements on their plans to withdraw within 48 hours of the initial announcement.

Joel Glazer, who had been announced as a vice-chairman of the Super League, sent a direct apology to fans United’s official website.

“We got it wrong, and we want to show that we can put things right.

“In seeking to create a more stable foundation for the game, we failed to show enough respect for its deep-rooted traditions – promotion, relegation, the pyramid – and for that we are sorry.”

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He added: “This is the world’s greatest football club and we apologise unreservedly for the unrest caused during these past few days.”

Avram Glazer though has been quiet on the matter since the plans were announced.

He was approached by Sky News earlier this week for comment and an opportunity to “apologise” for his part.

Avram Glazer was asked numerous questions including, “Is it time to sell the club Mr Glazer?” and whether “the fans are just customers to you?”.


The Sky reporter also said: “This an opportunity for you – an apology perhaps?”

But Avram Glazer ignored all questions as he walked to his car and drove away without saying a word.

The Glazers’ reputation among United fans has hit breaking point in recent weeks with supporters protests leading to last weekend’s game against Liverpool being postponed.

Hundreds of fans broke into the stadium on two separate occasions on Sunday as they made their frustrations towards the Glazers clear.

The confrontation of Avram Glazer also comes after reports indicated that he has no plans to sell the club.

ESPN report they are ‘unlikely to sell due to the prestige they place on being owners’.

The Glazers took ownership of United back in 2005 and immediately became unpopular among fans when it became clear that they loaded their own £525million borrowings on to the club to repay.

A group of disgruntled fans founded FC United of Manchester while others showed their anger and frustration by donning the green and gold colours of Newton Heath, the club’s first incarnation.

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