Football was a bastion of our freedom to let rip | Mick Hume – Times Online

Yesterday The Times reported a “workers’ revolt” at Manchester United after a steward was sacked for siding with fans thrown out for protesting against the Glazers, the American owners bleeding the club to service the huge debts that they took on to buy it.

We used to sing: “We’ll keep the red flag flying high/ Man United will never die.” Now fans wear green and gold, the original colours of Newton Heath, the railway workers’ club that became MUFC after it was bought by a brewer. Fans have been made to remove the offending scarves in Old Trafford’s prawn-sandwich zones, and staff have reportedly been disciplined for wearing rebel colours.

Read the rest via Football was a bastion of our freedom to let rip | Mick Hume – Times Online.

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~ by Gary Austin on February 11, 2010.

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