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Football: Manchester United fans make 'Moyes Out' plane protest

Published on Mar 29, 2014 9:10 PM
 
A plane flies a banner over Old Trafford ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Aston Villa in Manchester, northern England, on March 29, 2014. 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. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

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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