Manchester United co-owner Avram Glazer has refused to apologise for his role in the controversial European Super League proposals after being confronted in Florida. The United owners were seen as a huge influence in discussions over the planned breakaway European league.
Mass backlash from fans all over the world eventually led to all six English teams issuing statements on their plans to withdraw within 48 hours of the initial announcement.
Joel Glazer, who had been announced as a vice-chairman of the Super League, sent a direct apology to fans United’s official website.
“We got it wrong, and we want to show that we can put things right.
“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.”
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He added: “This is the world’s greatest football club and we apologise unreservedly for the unrest caused during these past few days.”
Avram Glazer though has been quiet on the matter since the plans were announced.
He was approached by Sky News earlier this week for comment and an opportunity to “apologise” for his part.
Avram Glazer was asked numerous questions including, “Is it time to sell the club Mr Glazer?” and whether “the fans are just customers to you?”.