Fans of Stan Kroenke’s Arsenal club protest before Friday’s match

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The Super League cluster fudge continues to resonate for American NFL owners whose English soccer clubs tried to engineer a sporting coup.

Via ESPN.com, a fan protest preceded Friday’s match between Arsenal and Everton. The protestors want owner Stan Kroenke, who also owns the Rams, to sell.

Kroenke’s son, Josh, told Arsenal supporters on Thursday that the family won’t be selling the team.

That isn’t stopping fans of Arsenal from seizing on the Super League debacle as an opening to shed an interloper they never wanted in the first place. It also has prompted Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek, a lifelong Arsenal fan, to offer to buy the team.

It remains to be seen whether interest from Ek or anyone else will persuade Kroenke to cash out. At some point, it’s hard to wonder why anyone would want to continue to own a business whose customers so strongly prefer new management.

11 responses to “Fans of Stan Kroenke’s Arsenal club protest before Friday’s match

  1. If players can be disciplined for things that make the team/league look bad under broad “conduct detrimental”, owners should be also. For the NFL, they need to send a message to Rams, Bucs and any other teams, there will be no breakaway leagues here. If not, look for the same greed approach and an alternate tournament during the nfl playoffs.

  2. At some point, it’s hard to wonder why anyone would want to continue to own a business whose customers so strongly prefer new management.

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    At some point, it’s hard to wonder why you continually write your opinion as though it’s fact. It’s their gd business, that’s why. They have enough money and don’t need more, that’s why.

  3. The Super League has been talked about for years and hasn’t gone away for good, probably. But I’m glad it was scuttled so quickly. It would’ve been bad for fans and bad for European football in general. Pure greed and nothing more.

  4. An angry fan can vote with their wallet.
    Stop buying anything inside the stadium.
    No food, drinks, or other things.
    If you really feel strongly about it don’t buy starts, though someone else will buy yours.

  5. An angry fan can vote with their wallet.
    Stop buying anything inside the stadium.
    No food, drinks, or other things.
    If you really feel strongly about it don’t buy seats, though someone else will buy yours.

  6. Kroenke’s ego walks thru the door hours before he does that’s why he will never sell, even if the team was loosing billions a year.

  7. The American owners of European Soccer clubs want to get something close to the US franchise sports blueprint. Unlimited wages and transfer fees coupled with the possibility of relegation or not qualifying for big money tournaments don’t equate to big profits. Problem is the fans here won’t accept that concept, the fact all the clubs thought they would is misreading the room on an epic scale.

  8. “At some point, it’s hard to wonder why anyone would want to continue to own a business whose customers so strongly prefer new management.”

    Because Premier League fans are far more passionate about their teams than the vast majority of NFL fans. The Glazers know that no matter how much they stamp their feet and protest, they will still go to the games, love their team, spend money on food, drink and merch in the stadiums and merch online.

    If they were seeing any significant drop in revenue they might sell, but since the UK fans will still whole heartedly follow the team, games and players this will not happen

  9. We don’t discriminate in the UK. Henry, (Liverpool) and the Glazers (Man U) are equally disliked as well. None of the American owners have the good of the fans and club at heart. It’s all about the $

  10. I don’t know about the other owners, but short of his family members (and I’m not even sure about that), does anyone really like Kroenke?

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