By Ollie Irish
No, Norwich City fans have not taken over at Old Trafford. Disgruntled Man Utd fans have adopted their club’s original, Newton Heath colours – green and gold – as a way of protesting against Malcom Glazer’s debt-happy ownership.
It’s a high-visibility strategy, but let’s be honest, not one that is likely to make much of an impact. Surely if United fans were serious about forcing the current owners out, it would be far better to boycott United’s home games – and the club megastore – until the Glazers are forced to sell up and move on. Of course, organising such a large-scale boycott is easier said than done.
It’s rather a cruel irony that football fans are some of the most passionate and militant people, yet ultimately we have so little power over how our beloved clubs are run.