Manchester United Balls: Bitter United Fans Fly Anti-Gerrard Banner Over Liverpool
MANCHESTER United fans are looking increasingly bitter and sad.To put the tin lid on a season where the club that for so long has held sway over English football fell to bits – and in which local rivals Manchester City won big – they flew a banner over Anfield.
As Liverpool fans and players watched the Premier League title they had looked well set to capture pass them by, overhead the message mocked Reds captain Steven Gerrard:
Surely, the sign should have read: “United 20 – Liverpool 18.”
But all the banner really shows is how much United fans care about Liverpool. The wiser United fan would affect indifference in public. Of course, you want your rivals to lose – it being the next best thing to seeing your own club win. Spurs fans will feel much better over the summer should Arsenal lose to Hull in the FA Cup final.
But timing is all.
Flying a banner mocking an exciting Liverpool side and a man who has won the Champions League as your own pedestrian team are toiling against the mighty Southampton and local rivals City are scooping up trophies is pathetic.
Standing behind a banner declaring David Moyes “The Choen One” was corporate-driven balls. Flying a banner demanding that he lose his job was laughably sad.
United haven’t just lost a great manager, they’ve lost their cool.
Liverpool fans should get a kick out of that.