When talk of banners are the topic of conversation rather than the football match on Saturday, you know there is something drastically wrong with Manchester United.
However, instead of talk about “The Chosen One” banner in the Stretford End, attention has turned to a group of individuals from the Red Issue forum who have taken it upon themselves to pay £840 for a banner to be flown over Old Trafford before kick-off this Saturday with a “Moyes Out” banner tailing behind it.
Man Utd fans will fly a plane over Old Trafford on Saturday with a banner, demanding Moyes is sacked: pic.twitter.com/Var6FaIqxy
— Sam (@samuelJayC) March 27, 2014
Let me get this straight. The banner has come as a consequence of Tufty and Stretford End Flags refusing to take down “The Chosen One” banner despite the fact there is so much opposition to it.
The response? Put a “Moyes Out” banner and fly it above Old Trafford on a match day, despite the fact there is so much opposition to it.
Great logic. The people behind the banner would have done nothing more than repeat Tufty and Stretford End Flags’ mistake of trying to represent mass opinion.
If there were enough people to collect £840 together to hire a plane, there were enough voices to be heard inside Old Trafford. Whatever happened to good old fashioned booing if you want to voice an angered opinion?
After the Liverpool game, I said that Manchester United had become a circus act but I didn’t expect the club to be made to look like clowns by the fans themselves.
What is the popular opinion? Here are some responses from Manchester United fans when asked whether the banner was a good idea. There were a few murmurings of support for the banner but the response was overwhelmingly against it:
@PeoplesPerson_ No… 1-As silly as 'Chosen One' banner, 2-Won't make difference to Glazers 3-Making us look like clubs we usually laugh at.
— Philip Gatt (@philgatt) March 28, 2014
@PeoplesPerson_ I think their heart is in the right place, but it's just a bit of a naff idea, rather like the Chosen One banner.
— Rich (@RichRedVoices) March 28, 2014
@PeoplesPerson_ No. It's embarrassing, and we're already enough of a laughing stock as it is thanks to Moyes.
— Gary Matthews (@GaryJMatthews) March 28, 2014
@PeoplesPerson_ it's not about the banner, it's a universal statement to the glazers from the fans,media is giving him an easy ride
— Michael Roche (@mickroche22) March 28, 2014
@PeoplesPerson_ No. The fans should be allowed to turn as one, not be spoken for by a few in a crass, embarrassing stunt.
— pauliegunn (@PaulGunning1) March 28, 2014
@PeoplesPerson_ no it will achieve nothing other than give city & Lpool another reason to point&laugh. It makes us look like spoilt idiots
— LaurenMUFC (@lauren_mufc18) March 28, 2014
@PeoplesPerson_ No. None of us are happy with the way the team are performing but what the hell is a banner going to do?
— Sarah (@sarahmufc93) March 28, 2014
@PeoplesPerson_ no,classless and childlike support the badge on matchday, were falling into trap of other clubs fans,just not our way mufc
— lenny heseltine (@lennyhes) March 28, 2014
@PeoplesPerson_ No. It just brings embarrassment to the club and wont effect any decision the men in suits make re Moyes.
— Tom Earnshaw (@TREarnshaw) March 28, 2014
— Lowery (@Lowery_1) March 28, 2014
@PeoplesPerson_ no. Just because tufty is a twat doesn't mean we have to stoop to his level. Chosen one banner has to go though
— Bri (@AngryDots) March 28, 2014
However, a poll held here on The Peoples Person stands in support of the banner:
Opinion on methods is divided but the collective feeling is conclusive – Moyes has lost the support of the fans.
At this stage, is it only a matter of time before a crescendo is reached?