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PICTURE: Atlético Madrid Copy United’s G&G Protest

Atlético Madrid fans have adopted green and gold scarves in protest against chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin and president Enrique Cerezo.

They initially used blue and white scarves, the colours of their first kit, but felt like these weren’t different enough from their current colours which differs only by having additional red.

So, in order to stand out, they have followed suit with United in using green and gold to show their dissatisfaction with those in charge of their club.

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  1. indiandevil says:

    I am first :) , anways Carrick closing in on a new contract, who else will follow?

  2. shakshamboo says:

    Let the revolution begin!!!

  3. gerkeo says:

    Atletico fans seriously unhappy with their owners, the Gil family not investing and asset stripping. Sound familiar?

  4. wayne says:

    good business for the green and gold scarf shop

  5. neeraj sc says:

    Hopefully the glazers will sell united to the qataris
    As this rumor has been floating around the place… Also fergie has said that he will be spending this summer.. Better be some convincing and substantial players that can add some much needed magic to the squad

  6. wayne says:

    i’m not getting into another glazier debate but utd’s assets have increased under the glaziers not declined

  7. Costas says:

    Whatever happened to our G&G. Not piss-take by any means. Just wondering why it died down since last season.

  8. gerkeo says:

    @Wayne: look at united accounts. Turnover has increased, not assets. Servicing debt necessitates it.

  9. mickjk says:

    That’s cool of athletico fans. It’s a good way of highlighting to world football how important the clubs ownership is to fans. If another team or two were to adopt it we could start a revolution!!! Commercial value is far too important to owners clubs and players, FIFA is full of corrupt money men. Football takes second place far too often these days.

  10. Ben says:

    Have they had a green and yellow kit before, or are they directly copying our protest?

    Fair play to them anyway….

  11. willierednut says:

    The G&G has run out of puff. Time for new ideas?

  12. Bebeto says:

    Quick, MUST, monopolize their campaign as well!

  13. wayne says:

    @gerkeo hi mate i might be wrong i always thought assets were things that could be turned into cash, in the glaziers case utd.glaziers bought the club for 750mill now on the forbes list the club is valued at close to 2 bill isn’t that a increase in assets?

  14. mickjk says:

    I personally don’t think there’s a need for it. I think this Qatar business will happen. If it does it will be well before the summer. The Glazers won’t want to spend a fortune just before they leave. If it doesn’t then what can we do? The Glazers obviously have a plan to their benefit and they’re unlike the abramoviches and liverpool owners who are too involved. At least the Glazers stay the fuck away. Their ownership hasn’t really stopped us winning trophies. In which other premier league clubs position would we rather be in? I think this summer will be the most telling yet for our ownership.

  15. wayne says:

    @Costas think red knights/green and gold went hand in hand didn’t they haven’t heard from the knights lately either

  16. TK says:

    We demand their Goalkeeper “De Gea” as a compensation for using our idea and our colours ….

  17. willierednut says:

    Jim O’Neill is a close friend of SAF, and he was supposedly part of the Red Knights. He won’t go record though, I wonder if Fergie has told him to keep quiet and let this thing play out? Maybe he knows something we don’t know, like the Qatar bid for the club?

  18. NotoriousRedDevil says:

    G&G doesn’t work as much because we had too many people wearing it and then going into the megastore. Then you have the traders outside the ground looking to make a quick buck. It did create awareness but then turned into a marketing ploy for those not associated with MUST and a fashion accessory. Its not a slight on our club just a sign of the times really.

  19. parryheid says:

    Think you’ll find it wasn’t Our idea.As I remember it it was F C Uniteds idea .

  20. Bebeto says:

    I sent an email to MUST at the start of the season telling them that “their” campaign had turned to shit. Nothing has changed.

  21. Giles Oakley says:

    I’m sure I saw Green & Gold in Tahrir Square…..(only kidding, although I did see a United shirt)

  22. Costas says:


    Don’t know how hand in hand they went. I know I didn’t support the Knights. I think it might be what Notorious said. Too much exploitation of the concept, to the point of altering what it stood for. I never minded it. It was better than death wishes or hanging mannequins, that’s for sure.

  23. willierednut says:

    I thought you liked the Dark Knight?

  24. Costas says:

    I liked him. It’s Knights with brighter color that I have a problem with, lol.

  25. manutdisadream says:

    seems like G&G went to spain. that explains the G&G “death” in manchester…
    all in all if you arent bothered with the glazers, or protesting against them. i felt the G&G campain made so much noise and brougth fans more together. i say the next season the away kit can be GG so the morons with the G&G scarfes and the new home kit can wear it without gettig mocked.

  26. willierednut says:

    It lost credibility, when some fans, were seen wearing our new top, with a G&G scarf. The point was clearly missed there, by some of these doughnuts.

  27. Alfie says:

    Good luck to ‘em

  28. dannysoya says:

    FOOTBALL REVOLUTION!!!! although ours looks like it’s failing but WE’LL BE BACK!!!

  29. Saad says:


    The increase in United’s valuation is due to the expansion of the United brand into other markets. That’s one good thing the Glazers have done (I’m giving them the credit even though I think the real person behind that was David Gill). I dont know of any increase in United’s assets because neither Old Trafford nor Carrington have been upgraded significantly since the Glazers arrived.

  30. invertedquestionmark says:

    I would use “copy” but “join” instead. Fans against soulless businessmen.

  31. Dave Malaysia says:

    Are we in the export business?


    Manchester United ever one wants to cpoy us the fans

  33. Rai says:

    Scarfs mean fuck all if you wanna make a difference stop paying directly into the Glazers pockets. Simple.

  34. United4eva says:

    Atleti we stand with you. LUHG.

  35. andymufc says:

    Green And Gold is dead in Manchester? The ground the other day was still full of it! Young, old, all wearing it.

    Unless the government force the FA to change the way football works in the summer via the football governance inquiry, I don’t see any plus points to the Glazers leaving and Qatar coming in. So what, we spend £35m on overrated players like Andy Carroll and some of the shit at City and everything else stays the same. Away tickets stay shit, nothing is done about ticket prices, they’d likely go up again, campaigns for safe standing etc stay dead, nothing is done about final tickets and the club still ends up with one owner who can do what the fuck he likes. Glazer, Roman, Ashley, etc. All Wankers. You see all these muppets going on about Qatar but after all MUST’s campaigning to the government, mps and powers that be over football(who got the inquiring going in the first place), if in the summer nothing happens and Qatar took over, that would be a massive kick in the teeth. Its not all about debt, its about the football fan and the clubs. Qatar = no change for the match going football fan but its fantastic for selling sky channels.

  36. LackyMUFC says:

    Well said @AndyMUFC

  37. mcforrest says:

    Ticket prices are going up next season, already announced. £ 1 a game.
    The only way to make any real protest is not to pay the glazers any money.
    They’ll continue to bum you in every which hole you make available, they’ll take as much money as you want to give them, I’ve never seen so many official food and drink and tat stalls in my life, it’s like going to the fair without the big ride, although I suppose as a paying supporter, to the glazers you’re the big ride.
    Football, for the people by the people. There is another way.
    To me, all those that stay at OT, that wear green and gold then get on the official coach for a trip to wembley, or that wear green and gold and buy the new shirt….you’re like victims of a loveless marriage, of domestic abuse, or heroin addiction. You know it’s really bad, you say you want to leave but you’ll never ever be brave enough to brake the chain.
    I was saddended to have made that brave decision to stop fiscally supporting Manchester United, but everything that I’m against is represented by a growing majority of match going spectators who are prepared to get royally shafted for every peice of silver that ever crossed their palm.

  38. Sign-up-jimmy.bullard says:

    King eric blows lads

  39. smartalex says:

    Sign-up-jimmy.bullard is a sneaky coward who posts slander on old threads.


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