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Manchester United faced severe backlash after publishing a "tone deaf" tweet during their match with Norwich.
There had been a large-scale protest against the Glazers' ownership of the Red Devils which started before the match and lasted for 17 minutes outside Old Trafford after kick-off, representing the amount of years since the American family took over.
Shortly after that had concluded the club's social media account then posted a video of their "stateside fans enjoying" Cristiano Ronaldo's opening goal in the 7th minute of the game. The scenes in the American fan zone were a stark contrast to those on this side of the pond.
Safe to say it didn't go down well with the club's English supporters. One replied: "This account is really tone deaf. Posting this video knowing well about the protests is to mock those people who are protesting and the problems facing the club."
Another wrote: "Club has protests against them all the while saying "They respect opinions" then proceed to show American Utd fans instead of the ones who actually went to the match. How you gonna respect opinions if you don't show the fans who want the best for this club. Sad club."
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"The match going fans are rather unhappy with the way the club is being run," commented a third while a fellow angered fan bemoaned: "Tweeting this when protests were literally going on outside OT.. our club is a mess."
One joked: "Why do parody accounts get blue ticks?" But it was no laughing matter for some, with one post reading: "F*** off you absolute clowns! This account is surely a parody?…get yourselves down to OT before a game for a real feel of the fans attitudes. #GlazersOut #MUFC"
United did later respond to the protest. A club spokesperson said: "We are working hard to create the conditions for renewed success on the pitch, while strengthening our engagement with fans.
"We respect the right of fans to voice their opinions peacefully and we will continue to listen to them, with the aim of working together to get the club back to where we all want it to be: competing for trophies."
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