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Manchester United Balls: The Plane-Flown Anti-Moyes Banner Shows The Modern Fan Is An Idiot

by | 27th, March 2014

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MANCHESTER United fans have become a monocular, retrospective bunch. Used to success in the Alex Ferguson years, a group of them are looking to raise enough money to hire a plane to fly over Old Trafford during Saturday’s game against Aston Villa towing an anti-David Moyes banner behind it.

The campaign began on the Red Issue fanzine’s forum in reaction to the bit-sad corporate slogan-style “Chosen One” banner that is hung in the Stretford End – a banner which had to be closely guarded by an entire garrison of stewards following United’s derby defeat to City on Tuesday night…

According to the forum thread on the Red Issue website, the plane hire stunt would cost £840 to stage, with donations already rolling in.

What a waste of time and money. Flying a banner showing your displeasure at the lack of success you deem to be yours by right is as sad as those fans who wear jesters hats and claim to support two clubs.

The only people who should really enjoy this are Manchester City fans.

It’s been done before, notably by Millwall fans mocking rival club West Ham’s misfortunes:

 

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A banner mocking West Ham’s manager Avram Grant is trailed by a plane as the team lose 3-2 at Wigan Athletic and are subsequently relegated in their English Premier League soccer match at The DW Stadium, Wigan, England, Sunday May 15, 2011. 

 

Defeat is part of the fun. Disappointment is the lifeblood of being a fan. All United fans behind this pathetic move should be shamed, shown tapes of the Ron Atkinson years and expelled from Old Trafford.

And if you want to pay a fortune to say something out loud, go to the game and write a sign. And try hard to make it funny:

 

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Take a tip form the foreign fans:

 

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And:

 

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Spotter: Manchester Evening News, via Pies



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