Manchester United have released a statement to defend Mason Mount after he was filmed refusing to sign a shirt for fans. MUFC recently had its say via a press statement, and fans have been reacting.
According to the club, Mount did not turn down the chance to sign a shirt for true fans because the people in the clip were nothing but professional autograph hunters who sell signatures.
The club added that the unfortunate situation has gone on for far too long and action must be taken soon to curb the harassment on players.
His words, “Unfortunately this kind of situation has become far too common. It’s the last thing Mason deserves after being so friendly with everyone he has come across since joining United. Professional autograph hunters are regularly pressuring United’s players to sign large quantities of items that they then sell for hundreds of pounds. These organised groups will block players’ cars and harass them as they arrive and leave their workplace. It is becoming really dangerous and you have to worry that it is only a matter of time before someone gets hurt.”
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