Manchester United co-owner Avram Glazer has refused to apologize to supporters after he dodged several questions he was directed to a reporter in Florida.
Sunday’s game between United and Liverpool has been postponed due to protesters break into Old Trafford. What started out as a peaceful protest was marred by scenes of violence. United supporters were protesting against the club’s owners, the Glazer family.
They never got along well with the US owners and their discontent resurfaced when the club attempted to part ways in a new European Super League last month.
Those plans were ultimately put to rest, but it gave United fans a chance to remind them that they wanted them to leave the club.
Amid reports that two more games this season could be targeted, the Glazers are likely to face more tests ahead. Indeed, Avram Glazer gave a short two-word response recently asked about United’s potential sale.
This time another journalist, Sky News US correspondent Sally Lockwood has met Avram Glazer again. But after a barrage of questions, he simply doubled down and ignored her probing questions.
Glazer was asked, “Are the fans just customers to you?” before Lockwood adds “Are Customers Always Right Mr. Glazer?”
Manchester United owner family member Avram Glazer was interviewed by Sky News US correspondent @sallylockwood.
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“Nothing to say at all to fans of Manchester United Mr. Glazer? Lockwood continued. “This is an opportunity for you. Apologies perhaps?
“Are the fans just customers to you, Mr. Glazer?”
However, the 60-year-old refused to commit and simply went shopping without exchanging a word. An unrepentant man who simply refuses to apologize.
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Glazer’s debts rise at Man Utd
The buyout of Manchester United by the Glazer family was completed in 2005 by Malcolm Glazer.
However, the deal is considered one of the most controversial in football history, having been concluded as a ‘debt buyout’.
Their £ 790million buyout was funded by debt to be repaid from the company’s future profits.
This takeover was accompanied by widespread unrest among supporters.
However, these resurfaced following the failed European Super League farce.
According to Bloomberg, this debt now amounts to nearly £ 1.1 billion in interest and debt repayments.
Malcolm Glazer’s four sons are directors at United, with Kevin, Bryan and Edward are also on the board. But it’s Avram and Joel who are the executive co-chairs.
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