Football: Manchester United fans make 'Moyes Out' plane protest
Published on Mar 29, 2014 9:10 PM
MANCHESTER (AFP) - A plane trailing a banner calling for the dismissal of beleaguered Manchester United manager David Moyes flew over Old Trafford during the club's game against Aston Villa on Saturday.
The stunt, funded by a group of disgruntled United fans, is the biggest sign of open supporter dissent that Moyes has faced since succeeding Alex Ferguson last year.
Shortly after kick-off in the Premier League game on a sunny afternoon in Manchester, a small white plane was seen to fly over the stadium towing a banner that read, 'WRONG ONE - MOYES OUT' in giant red letters.
The protest is a response to a pro-Moyes banner, branding him 'THE CHOSEN ONE', that has been displayed by supporters in Old Trafford's Stretford End since the beginning of the season.
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