Manchester United fans are planning to boycott the club next matches with an “Empty Old Trafford” protest brewing amongst them.
Man Utd sale has been a thing of great concern to the fans with the process taking longer than expected.
The fans were behind Qatari businessman, Sheikh Jassim acquiring the club despite interest from British multi-businessman, Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
Sheikh Jassim has now withdrawn from the race to buy the club after he saw his billion dollar offers rejected by the Glazers who currently own the club.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is now set to buy 25% percent of the club and get some control over the club. A situation that seemingly doesn’t sit well with fans of the club. Sir Jim Ratcliffe is tagged “just another glazers” by the fans.
Plans to boycott matches played at team home ground, Old Trafford are being set in place by the fans. Hashtags that reads Empty Old Trafford (#EmptyOldTrafford) are now trending on X formerly known as Twitter.
Good to see all are finally on the same page
Emptying old Trafford is the way.Even half empty is good enough
It won't happen right away. Momentum is needed
Just spread the idea for now.
All starts with an idea.
Take control pic.twitter.com/gL7JAU9uII
— Mark Griffiths (@MGSparky20) October 15, 2023
Now that Sheikh Jassim and Qataris take over is literally impossible. The most effective statement Manchester United world fans can make is to ensure an #EmptyOldTrafford
That's the only way to hurt the Glazers, online campaigns won't suffice. pic.twitter.com/yptU0X8nL5
— Henry Anthony (@HenryNTanthony) October 15, 2023
No Merchandise, Get games cancelled or Empty Old Trafford
Such methods need lot of organisation, which is not there
(eg. Empty Old Trafford).
For now – popularize/share these methods. Build momentum
Then – Execute the plan
— UnitedForever (@siempre_united) October 15, 2023
Man Utd fans will try to reciprocate the action taken by AC Milan fans when they had a loggerhead with their owners.
They plan to boycott everything that would be beneficial or profitable to the club.