Manchester United co-chair Joel Glazer promises to discuss the issue of fans who own Red Devil’s stake and acknowledges a dissatisfied supporter’s request to change after a week of turmoil at the club I did.
Glazer provided a written response on United’s official website to a letter from the Fan Forum requesting further consultation with supporters in the aftermath of the decision to sign up for the Fateful European Super League.
This is the first statement from Glazer since supporters protested the owners prior to the Premier League match against Liverpool scheduled for Sunday. A group of fans who were still banned from participating in the match due to a coronavirus pandemic broke into Old Trafford and broke into the pitch. Meanwhile, hundreds of people gathered at the Raleigh Hotel and stopped the team from leaving to play the game. Rescheduled on Thursday.
The four-point plan submitted to Glazer includes a fan-sharing scheme that gives supporters voting rights, support for fan-led government reviews, the appointment of independent directors to the board, and season ticket holders on key decisions. Regular consultation was requested.
In response, Glazer wrote: “As one of the few European football clubs listed on the public market, we believe in the principle that fans own the club’s stock.
“We have previously been involved with the Manchester United Supporters Trust on fan share ownership and would like to continue and accelerate these discussions, along with provisions to strengthen consultations with relevant fans. I will.
“In particular, I would like to acknowledge the need for change in deeper consultation with you. [fans forum] As our main fan delegation on a variety of important issues, including the competitions we participate in.
“We also recognize the importance of incorporating fan and football interests into important decision-making processes at all levels of the club and accept constructive discussions on how to reinforce that principle. I’m ready. “
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Glazer explained that he was “actively and openly” involved in the government’s fan-led football reviews and “a positive opportunity to explore new structures for fan involvement and influence.”
He also apologized “for the mistakes made” regarding United’s involvement in the proposed withdrawal Super League, which received great opposition due to the nature of the competitive closure.
“We would like to acknowledge the need for change while discussing more with you as our main fan representative on a variety of important issues, including the competitions in which we participate,” he added. It was.
“We also recognize the importance of incorporating fan and football interests into important decision-making processes at all levels of the club and accept constructive discussions on how to reinforce that principle. I’m ready.
“We continue to work with the wider football community to make the game strong and sustainable in the long run. We will do this within the existing structure of UEFA and the Premier League. I will focus on that again. “
Prior to this week’s United European League semi-final round 2 against Rome, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said fans must be allowed to protest peacefully, but last Sunday’s action was ” I felt it was overkill.
“It was a difficult day for us,” Solskjaer said.
“Of course, I also wanted to play Liverpool and beat it for the fans. Our job must be to get good results on the pitch, that’s the player’s focus, my focus, But as I said before the game, we need to listen and listen to the fans, it’s everyone’s right to protest.
“But it has to be a peaceful way. Unfortunately, if you break in, get injured by the police, or get hurt for the rest of your life, it’s too far away. , It’s a police issue, no longer an opinion. “
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Glazer vows to explore Manchester United’s fan-sharing potential and promises a more open dialogue
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