Manchester United fans have been all over the #OleOut hashtag over the last 48 hours or so, though the deeprooted problems at Old Trafford go way beyond Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Red Devils have been trending downwards ever since Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill walked away from the club in 2013. Around a decade ago, United fans turned their hatred towards the powers-that-be. Now, it seems as though the supporters are trying to take matters into their own hands again…
According to the Daily Mirror, United fans are planning a mass walk-out at Old Trafford in protest against The Glazers.
The game that has been earmarked is the Wolverhampton Wanderers home game on February 1st. The fixture is marked for a 5:30 kick-off, with supporters trying to encourage fans to walk out of the Theatre of Dreams in the 58th minute.
Disillusionment hit a high on Wednesday when the Red Devils’ were well-beaten by Burnley, which was The Clarets’ first away victory over United in 58 years – hence the significance of the walkout.
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen hatred towards The Glazers and Edward Woodward intensify. Now, some sections of the crowd are trying to take it up a notch.
It’s a tricky situation. Some will be on board the protest while for others, going to Old Trafford can be viewed as a once in a lifetime trip. Why would these guys waste their money by leaving early? Heck, everyone can take that stance.
Then you have the effectiveness. If The Glazers are as bad as many think, will they be bothered if supporters leave early? After all, the tickets have already been paid for and by that point, the food and drink counters will have closed already…
Personally, I’ll be staying in the stadium but that’s just my choice and others should do what they think is right.