More militant protestors have taken the campaign to the terraces. Season ticket holders were beaten by stewards and forcibly removed from the ground during a match with Burnley for unfurling a Love United Hate Glazer banner. The home crowd responded by chanting anti-Glazer songs throughout the rest of the game. Fans have also started wearing green and gold on the terraces, a nod to United’s original colours and working class roots when they formed as Newton Heath in 1878 as the works team of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot in North Manchester.
There is upsurge of unrest amongst ordinary supporters, increasingly angered by the way multi-millionaire club owners are using the loyalty of fans and the brand name of major league clubs to create massive debts and fuel their personal fortunes.