A group of Manchester United supporters are reportedly planning a protest before the club’s first home game of the season over the reintegrating Mason Greenwood into the first team. The Athletic recently had its say via a report, and fans have been reacting.
According to the reports, the women who are all regular match-goers and want to remain anonymous for the time being, are planning to express their feelings ahead of Monday’s game against Wolves at Old Trafford because they do not want Greenwood to be retained ahead of the new season.
The women added that they await the decision from MUFC to confirm if the club would side with commercialism, trophies and money, over values.
The women had this to say via a statement, “It’s time for the club to stand up and make the right decision.”
“It’s time to say, “We have high standards at United about how we expect players to conduct themselves and, if you do not meet those standards, you need to be moved out.”
“This is a tipping point for the club. Are they going to side with commercialism and trophies and money? Or are they going to take the side of match-going fans and the club being a social and community institution that we can be proud of, and proud to have as part of our identity?”
“Today, we female fans of Manchester United are demanding that the club abide by their duty of care towards their female fans and employees and demonstrate a zero tolerance approach towards acts of violence against women by refusing to bring Mason Greenwood back into the squad.”
“The situation is clear – taking Greenwood back legitimises and normalises sexual assault and domestic abuse. It tells other players, and the men and boys that look up to them, that abusing women is acceptable, without consequence, and won’t affect you or derail your career.”
“It also tells us, as women, that we don’t matter. It tells female MUFC employees that their employer is happy to make them work alongside an abuser, and tells hundreds of thousands of female fans that supporting the team we love involves supporting men who abuse women like us.”
“It tells us that our safety doesn’t matter, our experiences don’t matter; that the 1 in 4 women who experience domestic abuse and/or sexual assault in the UK don’t matter. It tells us that men who make the club money matter; not us, our fellow fans, mothers, sisters or daughters.”
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