Emotions are running high at Old Trafford right now, but the on-field protests from supporters have led to a serious case of mistaken identity on social media.
It could yet prove to be a seminal moment in the much-maligned ownership of the Premier League club.
However, while those scenes have been coming for years, the backlash was something that NFL expert Jay Glazer didn’t bargain for when he woke up on the other side of the Atlantic.
Indeed, in the aftermath of those scenes at Old Trafford yesterday afternoon – which forced the postponement of the Premier League clash between United and bitter rivals Liverpool – the high-profile American TV personality was subject to threats and demands to sell-up his stake.
Of course, this particular Glazer has nothing to do with the American businessmen who acquired the club back in 2005, but that didn’t stop him from receiving a barrage of messages.
During an initial statement on Twitter, the 51-year-old posted to his 1.2million followers: “Just to be clear for the thousandth time as I woke up to all this stuff sent my way on social media, my family is from Brooklyn, NOT Tampa, we do NOT own Man U.
“We can’t sell [because] WE DON’T OWN IT!! You can’t be that good a fan of them if you think an NFL insider owns your team.”
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Such a hard-line response failed to completely negate any misdirected abuse from United fans online.
However, after receiving a series of further messages to the same tune, he did start to see the funny side.
Glazer added: “Ahhhh f*** it… after much consideration and many talks with my family and due to the fact that the business is just getting in the way of my day-drinking I have, in fact, decided to sell my stake in Manchester United… this decision did not come easy.”