Manchester United Joel Glazer has unreservedly apologized to Liverpool fans for their involvement in the Super League. Manchester United was reportedly the driving force behind the Super League plans. Following widespread protests among football fans and players, the competition was cancelled. Ed Woodward resigned from Manchester United although suggestions have been made that it has nothing to do with the Super League.
When the European Super League was announced on Sunday, Manchester United Joel Glazer was named as the vice-chairman of the Super League. In his apology, he mentioned how they got it wrong and are desperate to make amends.
“Over the past few days, we have all witnessed the great passion which football generates, and the deep loyalty our fans have for this great club.” Joel Glazer wrote in a rare moment of communication with the supporters. “You made very clear your opposition to the European Super League, and we have listened. We got it wrong, and we want to show that we can put things right. Although the wounds are raw and I understand that it will take time for the scars to heal, I am personally committed to rebuilding trust with our fans and learning from the message you delivered with such conviction.”
“We continue to believe that European football needs to become more sustainable throughout the pyramid for the long-term. However, we fully accept that the Super League was not the right way to go about it.” the statement added. “In seeking to create a more stable foundation for the game, we failed to show enough respect for its deep-rooted traditions – promotion, relegation, the pyramid – and for that we are sorry.”
“This is the world’s greatest football club and we apologise unreservedly for the unrest caused during these past few days.” Glazer continued. “It is important for us to put that right. Manchester United has a rich heritage and we recognise our responsibility to live up to its great traditions and values. The pandemic has thrown up so many unique challenges and we are proud of the way Manchester United and its fans from Manchester and around the world have reacted to the enormous pressures during this period.”