Earlier today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the passing of owner Malcolm Glazer, who was 85. Following a pair of strokes eight years ago, Glazer was never the same. As a result, Malcolm handed over the reins to his sons Joel, Bryan and Ed. However, during his time at the helm, Bucs fans will always remember the way the Glazer family overhauled the struggling franchise and turned them into Super Bowl champions in 2002.
In what became an unfavorable move among the club's supporters at the time, Glazer took a controlling stake of Manchester United (nearly 57 percent) in May 2005. Even though United managed to win the Champions League in 2008 and five Premier titles (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013) following the acquisition, some fans felt bitter, especially over concerns of a crippling debt taken on by the Glazer family. So, when the news of Malcolm's passing surfaced, you know some United fans had to take to Twitter to fire off some mean-spirited messages.
While some came to their senses...
Think i'll seriously be suspended if i actually tweeted how i honestly feel about the Glazers. My rant will wait. Condolences to his family.— ProudRed (@ProudRed85) May 28, 2014
Feels so good to go into the football manager editor and delete Malcolm Glazer from the Man Utd board of directors!!!!!— Harry Lakin (@theharrylakin) May 28, 2014
But that's just a light jab compared to the following tweets:
Thanks for the memories Malcolm Glazer, you spent 7 million on a homeless guy and drove United into debt now you're dead— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale22) May 28, 2014
Good riddance to Malcolm Glazer. Absolute wankstain cunt.— The ComFast Chapter (@ComFastChapter) May 28, 2014
what am i hearing! malcolm glazer's died. quoting mark twain: I've never wished a man dead but I’ve read some obituaries with great pleasure— Claudia P. (@deetsy) May 28, 2014
As a good Catholic, God rest Malcolm Glazer's soul. As a Man United fan, f***'im. From my heart. #MUFC— Michael Gatt (@MikielGatt) May 28, 2014
SINGING DIE DIE GLAZER Hope it was painful Malcolm Glazer & good riddance to rest of your parasitical family too... one down... #MUFC— PinkIllusions (@rbhu7) May 28, 2014
Malcolm Glazer dies. This is a good day.— Muadh Al-Kalbani (@MuadhKalbani) May 28, 2014
I hope David Moyes didn't have anything to do with Malcolm Glazer's death.— TOBI MAJOYEGBE (@mejosh44) May 28, 2014
Moyes Sacked , Malcolm Glazer dead somewhere in a far distant land is a rag with a lamp and just one wish left— MCFC 1894 (@ManCityArmy1894) May 28, 2014
Obviously, we must reiterate that these tweets do not reflect the feelings of every United fan. As for those individuals posting these hateful messages, we don't know what to say. Just unbelievable.
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