Friday, May 13, 2005

Red White and Blue Devils?

After its 3-1 thrashing at the hands of rival glamor club Chelsea, Manchester United faces a battle on another front. And this one's not on the pitch but in the boardroom, as American tycoon and Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer has seized control of 70% of the club's shares. And Glazer is not through yet, as he launches a bid for total control.

Man United supporters (some of them at least) are voicing their opposition to the deal and are calling for boycotts... of their own club! I dont know but how long can they hold out? Would the vociferously loyal Man United fans from all over the world really abandon their club just because they dont like its owner? Im not too optimistic about their campaign. Professional sports is run by businessmen. It's all about making a buck, not about love-of-the-game. Sooner or later, theyll realize that and come back to Old Trafford and cheer the Red Devils on where their love of the game comes to fruition.


grifter said...

What? Since when did Duke University become involved in futbol? nyhahahahaha

Jego said...

Theyre also involved in making an inferior brand of hot sauce.