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Glazer death met with subdued response in Manchester

Published on May 29, 2014 7:03 AM
 
A file photograph dated Oct 6, 2003 shows Malcom Glazer smiling before an NFL American Football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Indianapolis Colts, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, USA. Manchester United fans on Wednesday paid muted respect to Glazer, who has died aged 85, as deep resentment still lingers over his debt-ladened takeover. -- PHOTO: EPA

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - Manchester United fans on Wednesday paid muted respect to owner Malcolm Glazer, who has died aged 85, as deep resentment still lingers over his debt-ladened takeover.

United fans staged mass protests and burnt season ticket forms when the American finally took over the club in 2005. Disgruntled supporters even set up a new club, called F.C. United of Manchester.

A popular chant heard at F.C. United games looked forward to Mr Glazer's passing, and although attitudes softened as the Premier League giant enjoyed one of its most succesful spells, supporters remain angry about the club's finances.

Manchester United Supporters' Trust vice-chair Sean Bones said: "It would be inappropriate for me to make any comment about the death of Malcolm Glazer as I didn't know him or his family personally.

 
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