Several former club players have criticized those responsible at Old Trafford for their role in shaping the proposed shabby competition
Former Manchester United star Nicky Butt says the Super League’s recent plans were a demonstration of “the worst case of violence”.
Man Utd were among 12 teams confirmed to be part of a torn league, which fell apart after each of the six English clubs involved withdrew amid strong reactions.
Ed Woodward, executive vice president of Man Utd, has since resigned and will step down at the end of the year, while co-chairman Joel Glazer wrote an open letter to supporters admitting the club was wrong about the Super League proposal. .
What does dd Butt have to say?
“I don’t think the apology is too big anyway, to be honest,” he told Sky Sports. “I don’t think what happened should have happened.
“What happened is, in my opinion, the worst case of harassing powerful people, so it’s really important to me whether they apologize or not.”
Asked how long it would take the property to regain the trust of the fans, he added: “It’s a hell of a long time and I don’t see how it’s possible. It’s hard to regain someone’s trust after people have been behind it for so long. It’s going to be hard, I don’t know how .
“I think that’s what some of these businessmen do. If they want, they work in the shadows and do what they think is right, but I think it’s shocking that I can’t have empathy for the fans who make this sport so great.
“Without fans, sport is nothing, and the fact that I am not a fan of what the fans want is an alarming thing for me.
“So it’s a lesson to people who come to the country and go into powerful football clubs and think they can do whatever they want because they are the owners and they are very very rich.
“The last few hours in this country have proven to be no case.”
The legends of Man Utd are responding
Butt isn’t the only former Manchester United star to have harsh words for his old club this week.
Gary Neville called everyone involved in the Super League “scavengers”, later demanding further consequences at Manchester United after the resignation of Ed Woodward, insisting “that the tree trunk is no more, let’s go to the roots now”.
Rio Ferdinand, meanwhile, admitted that he was “ashamed” because of the club’s involvement in the plans, which he describes as a declaration of “war on football”.