Sorry but those of you who are so desperate to see United back at the top at *almost* any cost have got it all wrong in my eyes.
I must've had this debate with one of my best mates a hundred times (city fan). You can call the Glazers out on a million things. They represent everything disgusting about modern capitalism and the way in which they were not only allowed but facilitated by the government and footballing bodies of our coutntry was just despicable. They were allowed to pluck the greatest footballing and one of the greatest cultural institutions of the UK off the shelf and use it like a bin bag. Parasites. Leeches. It's tired but it's just true.
But you simply can't compare what they're guilty of to the actual human suffering, denial of dignity, torture, slavery and a whole raft of other medieval shit that Abu Dhabi, the Saudis and Qatar are up to. You just can't. My mate's argument is always "yeah but the Glazers support Trump and he's worse than the UAE..." Well yeah, he's a cunt as well. But the american political system has two parties and there's only one that literally ALL the cunts support, so it's not surprising that they back him is it? They'd back whoever was the Republican of the day.
Of course I'm also aware that there are no squeaky clean billionaires out there. And certainly no squeaky clean consortiums. But if it's Bezos or Apple (which I think is highly unlikely personally - why have a club when you can just own the entire sport/market?) or any PIF of a dictatorship, I'm gone. End of. The only thing keeping me here is a bit of nostalgia and the fact we still manage to just about stick to the youth policy even in the worst of times. The rest, it's just shit. The game is shit. It doesn't really bring us together anymore. I'd much rather watch a smaller club struggling away and feel like it all means something.
Fuck the Glazers wrote: ↑2 months ago
I want United's success to be all United's, not part-funded by a state who'd give us 2/3bn to buy players, pay wages and build facilities the club couldn't afford otherwise. I want it to be genuine, not come with asterisks.
This is where I am. It's unrealistic but it has to be the aim. What happened to us having principles? Red lines we just don't cross? You never hear people talking like that these days. I was one of the ones mocking the FCUMers back in the day but I almost wish I'd had the guts as well now.