Glazers won't sell their soccer team

Many fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers believe the Malcolm Glazer family, which owns the team, isn’t willing to spend enough to make the Bucs competitive.

Across the pond, fans of Manchester United feel the same way, with fans routinely protesting the Glazer family’s ownership of the Premier League soccer team. But the Glazer family insisted Friday that it will not entertain offers to sell Manchester United.

“The board notes recent press speculation regarding a possible bid for Manchester United,” the team’s statement said. “The owners remain fully committed to their long-term ownership of the club. Manchester United is not for sale and the owners will not entertain any offers.”

The Glazers reportedly turned down a $2.2 billion offer for Manchester United. Although Bucs fans would love to see the Glazers acquire that kind of cash and put it into their American football team, that is apparently not in the cards.

7 responses to “Glazers won't sell their soccer team

  1. Obviously not. Why in gods name would someone sell the worlds most popular sporting team just to help out a NFL team who has been in shambles for a majority of their history?
    $2.2 billion offer says a lot, but I’m willing to bet that the Glazers can make that $2.2 billion in a respectable amount of time simply by keeping the team.

  2. How could you pick some soccer team, of which their are hundreds, over one of only 32 NFL teams?

  3. # sniperhare says: May 29, 2010 8:51 AM
    How could you pick some soccer team, of which their are hundreds, over one of only 32 NFL teams?
    One has hundreds of thousands of true fans, and the other has maybe 10,000 true fans, with the bandwagon jumpers only showing up when things are good, just like all the other Tampa sports teams. Pretty easy decision on the part of the Glazers

  4. Well, sniperhare, apparently they have 2.2 billion reasons to pick some soccer team over some NFL team. Not saying I prefer soccer, but sometimes you just have to give respect where and when it is due. (And, think about this: there are at least a few soccer teams worth twice what the Dallas Cowboys are worth.)

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