Manchester United fans made headlines around the world recently after their protests at Old Trafford; To demand the departure of the Glazer family, which owns the club.
Thousands of fans marched outside the stadium; But some fans managed to sneak in and express their feelings on the pitch.
The newspaper “Daily Star” ( Daily Star British) These protests are reminding the most prominent six mass protests in football clubs.
1- Blackburn chicken
Do you know the best way to protest against the owners of your favorite team if they happen to run a company that specializes in poultry? Just bring a chicken with you to the playground. That’s exactly what Blackburn Rovers fans did in May 2012 during a match against Wigan they couldn’t afford to lose. The hen was wrapped in a Blackburn flag and was wandering around Eude Park, at which time the ownership of the Blackburn club had been transferred to the Finky Company.
2- Tennis balls in the Dortmund match
In 2016, Borussia Dortmund won 3-1 at the Stuttgart Stadium in the German Cup; But what was remembered from the quarter-finals was not the result, but what the fans did. Dortmund fans boycotted the first 20 minutes of the match, then threw hundreds of tennis balls on the field to protest ticket prices.
3- The Brazilian stars sitting
It’s not just football fans who protest every now and then; Players do that, too. In 2013, the stars of the Brazilian League organized a sit-in at the stadium to protest the crowded match schedule. “We are doing this to show how much the national team has suffered in the World Cup,” one player said at the time. Given Brazil’s embarrassing World Cup exit 12 months after the accident, it is clear that he was right. https://www.youtube.com/embed/7bemxbSrUnk?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=ar&autohide=2&wmode=transparent
4- The withdrawal of Liverpool fans
Long before the idea of founding the European Premier League was born, Fenway Sports Group decided to raise the price of tickets at the main stand at Anfield to 77 pounds (about 109 dollars). Fans were unable to get seats in that stadium, and to protest the increase, they left the field in the 77th minute of the match against Sunderland to express their anger. As soon as the Fenway sports group heard this news, they were quick to suspend the decision. https://www.youtube.com/embed/O5s_BXo9u98?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=ar&autohide=2&wmode=transparent
5- Figo and pig’s head
Legendary winger Luis Figo spent five seasons in Barcelona, before joining Real Madrid in 2000. The sudden transfer was not easy, especially for the angry Barcelona fans, who called Figo a traitor. Expressing their anger, a fan threw a pig’s head at Figo as he prepared to throw a corner kick on his second return to Camp Nou in 2002.
The neighbor sits in the heart of the stadium
Have you ever played soccer in the park and threw the ball over the neighbor’s fence? This has happened with almost everyone. In southwestern France, a French woman who was fed up with falling balls in her lawn lives, forcing her to suspend an amateur French match by placing her chair in the central circle and sitting there. She canceled the match between Guilan and Tarbes after 45 minutes of confrontation.