Manchester United Balls: Hated Malcolm Glazer Dies A Buccaneers Hero
MANCHESTER United owner Malcolm Glazer has died. he was 85. On the club’s website there is not a word on the man who oversaw five league titles and Champions’ League triumph. But on the website of another club he owns, the Tampa bay Buccaneers, there is a eulogy:
Malcolm Glazer, owner of the Buccaneers since 1995, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 85…A pioneering thinker, Glazer rebuilt the Buccaneers into a model franchise and a Super Bowl winner [see above photo].
The man was a Buccaneer’s legend. But what they say about him at United?
A dynamic business leader, Glazer helped mold the Buccaneers into a model franchise and one respected league-wide. Since being purchased by Glazer in 1995, the Buccaneers franchise has earned seven playoff berths, five playoff wins, and captured its first Super Bowl championship in 2002.
Known among his league peers as a pioneering thinker, Glazer infused his team and employees with the determination and dedication to be the best in the NFL. Glazer’s commitment to building a championship organization has provided the foundation for continued success, on and off the field.
Glazer’s input was instrumental on the league level as well, as evidenced by his time serving on the NFL’s Finance Committee. He also played a major role in Tampa becoming a host for the Super Bowl on several occasions.
In 1999, Glazer launched the Glazer Family Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting charitable and educational causes in the Tampa Bay community, highlighted by the opening of the Glazer Children’s Museum in 2010. In its 15 years of existence, the Foundation has donated millions in programs, tickets, grants and in-kind contributions.
In 2005, Glazer purchased Manchester United. Since then, the club captured five Premier League titles (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013), as well as the 2008 Champions League title…
Mr. Glazer’s long established estate succession plan has assured the Buccaneers will remain with the Glazer family for generations to come. Linda Glazer, along with their five sons and daughter, will continue to own and operate the team as they have throughout the family’s ownership.
Over to you, Man United…