In the aftermath of the European Super League debacle, football fans have continued to protest against their club’s greedy owners, particularly at Old Trafford, where the antipathy of Manchester United fans towards the Glazer family is, unsurprisingly, virulent.
Fans must keep agitating for representation at board level if they want meaningful change. Even the introduction of an independent regular for football, as demanded by Gary Neville and his fellow footballers, won’t be sufficient to negate the unilateral power wielded by billionaire owners over their clubs.
After the ESL collapse, I wrote an article for World In Sport about the pressing need for fan ownership in football and why it was imperative for fans to keep pressuring footballing authorities for ownership reform. You can read the article by clicking: Without Fan Ownership Football Is Doomed
As the playwright George Bernard Shaw famously said: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”