Anti Glazer Campaign - What are the Green and Gold Scarves at Manchester United

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Anti Glazer Campaign - Green and Gold Scarves at Manchester United

Have you seen those green and gold scarves at Manchester United and wondered what they mean? Did you know that Manchester United even though just yesterday, 21 April 2010 were named as the most valuable football club in the world are in over £700 million debt!

All of this is due to a ridiculous American family with the name Glazer. When Malcolm Glazer started buying Manchester United from the years 2003 - 2005 he was only interested in buying Manchester United - probably the best, biggest and most famous football club in the world for money and personal gain. He did not care about the fantastic history of the club and events like Munich. He did not care about the millions of fans worldwide. He did not even care about football and is not even a football fan let alone a Manchester United fan. And he did not care about the future of this great club. When Malcolm Glazer bought the majority club in 2005 the news angered Manchester United all over the world and when he first tried to arrive at the club there was a riot.

Get your green and gold protest scarves



Green and Gold till Manchester United is sold!  Anti Glazer campaign.  Picture from Guardian website.
Green and Gold till Manchester United is sold! Anti Glazer campaign. Picture from Guardian website.
United fans show their love and support for United!
United fans show their love and support for United!

Worse than all this though is he somehow managed to pass most of the money he borrowed most of the money to buy the club (about 800 million) and then once he bought it passed over £500 million onto the club!  How he did that and how he had the cheek of it I don`t know.  Just the interest payments are over £60 million a year!  Manchester United had a record turnover last year and I think the highest turnover for any football club ever!  Yet if they had not sold their best player Ronaldo who is probably the second best footballer in the world and sold for a record £80 million fee they would have made a loss!  All of this debt to have the privilege of having some American family in charge who could not care less about the club or football and owns probably the biggest football club in the world!

Manchester United fans show what football should be about and not be for the motives that the Glazers are in it for!  From smh.com.au
Manchester United fans show what football should be about and not be for the motives that the Glazers are in it for! From smh.com.au

Glazer Protests

The Glazers have caused much hate and rage from most United fans and so they should. While they have been at the club they have got the club in millions of pounds of debt, ticket prices have increased by over 42% and only a small percentage of the money from Ronaldo has been used to buy new players.

Thousands of fans have stopped renewing their season tickets and a lot more action has been taken this year.

The football club FC United of Manchester was set up as a protest by many fans and you will often hear Anti Glazer songs at their matches.  

The Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) have taken action and have been getting United fans together and try to get rid of the Glazers.

Green and gold scarves.  Anti glazer protest.
Green and gold scarves. Anti glazer protest.

Green and Gold Scarves

MUST decided to sell scarves in the club`s original colours as a protest against the Glazer family. Thousands of green and gold scarves have been sold and they are being sold quicker than they can be made. It is fantastic as fans stand up for what they believe in and try and get rid of those stupid American businessmen.

The atmosphere inside Old Trafford is fantastic and you will see nearly a half of the crowd now have green and gold scarves. Fans united against the Glazer family and at the same time show their love and support for United which is the beauty of it. There are many anti glazer songs being sung now too and now at the end of the season it is going to get even more impressive and bigger! Things like Love United Hate Glazer are seen on giant banners around the ground and are sung throughout the matches but especially when the team are winning and it looks like they will easily win the match.

Find out how to buy an Anti Glazer green and gold scarf

Anti Glazer Banner

An anti glazer banner with phrases such as love united hate glazer.  From thebusbyway.com
An anti glazer banner with phrases such as love united hate glazer. From thebusbyway.com

Protest getting stronger

The protests are getting stronger and fans are feeling stronger about it too. A group called the Red Knights have already put in an offer for the club which the Glazers turned down and are planning on a new offer after the season finishes. They promise they will lower ticket prices and make the club owned by the fans.

A significant moment in the campaign was the AC Milan match in the Champions League and the MUST numbers rose by thousands after David Beckham showed his true colours by wearing a green and gold scarf!

MUST now have over 150,000 members join today and stand up for football and Manchester United! (I am not from MUST in case you are wondering but a strong Man United fan and hate what the Glazers have done to the club as I am sure any true United fan does!)

United Hero David Beckham shows his true colours!
United Hero David Beckham shows his true colours!
Green and gold till our club is sold
Green and gold till our club is sold

The video above is fantastic as it shows what the Green and Gold Campaign is all about. The respect, support and love from United fans towards Beckham is fantastic and the best I have ever seen for a player returning to a club. Notice all the green and gold scarves and how many people have them - all Anti Glazer! It then shows fans singing the "Love United Hate Glazer song" and other songs and shows what this is all about! Beckham then picks up one of the scarves and wears it as shown in the picture and I think this among other things show he is a Manchester United Legend!  This video summarises everything perfectly!

Anti Glazer Summary

Now you know what the Anti Glazer campaign is all about and what the green and gold scarves at Manchester United. If you are a true United fan please spread the word and share this and spread the word and we can together get rid of the Glazers.

What you need to remember and do even if you forget everything else.

1) Watch the video as it shows what the campaign is all about.

2) Sign up at MUST

3) Share this and spread the word! Click the share it button and share the link!

Hopefully as one we can get rid of the Glazers!

Man sells green and gold Glazer protest scarves
Man sells green and gold Glazer protest scarves

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ns1209 6 years ago from UK - England Author

Please feel free to leave any comments you want to write about the anti glazer campaign, if you think it is effective, what do you think about the glazers and anything else appropriate here!


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Harlan Colt 6 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

Great hub, very well put together!

I don't understand the one banner, second photo, far banner on the right says: What a friend we have in Jesus, with a picture of satan on it. I don't recall Jesus having horns and I don't recall Satan dying for our sins - so what's that all about? Is someone blaming Jesus for Glazer's actions? Just curious.


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ns1209 6 years ago from UK - England Author

The Red Devil is like United`s symbol and nickname! I am not really sure what Jesus has to do with it. I think it is saying God can help us but I don`t really know to be honest!


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Harlan Colt 6 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

Well - that aside, its a great hub and deserving of a lot more comments. I hope you get them! You did a great job.

- Harlan


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ns1209 6 years ago from UK - England Author

Thanks!


imagomundi 6 years ago

although i am gunners, but i also think that Glazer should leave MU..


Manchester United fan 6 years ago

The Glazers are not good for the long term future of Man U. I support the green and gold


Green and gold till the club is sold 6 years ago

this is a great page and has shown me how much i really hate the Glazer's. Great info didn't really understand the green and gold since i read this!


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ns1209 6 years ago from UK - England Author

Thanks green and gold till the club is sold!


UNITED414 6 years ago

I've been a United supporter since the age of twelve and I'm absolutely furious with the way Glazer has f-ed the club…and I'm American. I truly support the club and it's incredible history and would like to give Mr. Glazer a nice kick to the face. Question: Though American United supporters aren't Manchester born and bread, what is the actual British stance on "Yank" United supporters?


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ns1209 6 years ago from UK - England Author

Hi thanks for your comment United414 and well done on hating the Glazers even though you are American! I agree exactly with your thoughts.

To your question: I think most people could not care less on Yank or any other nationality of fans - as long as they did not have every seat at Old Trafford! However I think a few fans (not me!) would not like foreign fans.

Hope that answers your question.


UNITED414 6 years ago

I was always curious on that one. I know it's a sacred thing to grow up with your home club, bleed their colors and watch outsiders intrude. I very much respect that. Hopefully in the next year I'll bring the Yankee hate for Glazer to England. But until then we'll continue to wake up at 6am, head to the pub and support United. Take care and thanks for the reply. LUHG!


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ns1209 5 years ago from UK - England Author

Thanks for reading and commenting and you must bring the Yankee hate for the Glazers!


Darryll Vallejos 5 years ago

Greetings from Brazil...I like ManU, it's a great team and one of the best in the world. But I wonder about this whole Anti-Glazer campaign....are you against the owner because he is Yankee or because he is just another rich business man (who don't like or know anything about football but he is into it just to make more $$$)But if the Glazer sell the team, it's most likely that another rich and foreigner family will buy it...(it's a famous and a lucrative team) I heard that the Qatari royal family wanted to buy the team. So it seems like the Green and Gold campaign will go on and it will replace just the owner's name. Good luck on your cause. My deep respect and appreaciation. Greetings from Rio de Janeiro.


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