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Manchester United makes vague, meaningless gesture against “hatred”

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No to hats?

What is Hatred supposed to mean?

Above is the sum total of Manchester United’s official comment on the ongoing global protests against police brutality and racial injustice. American-owned United are happy enough to hawk their merchandise and go on money-spinning pre-season tours of the US, but don’t let that confuse you into thinking that they care enough about life-or-death issues for those US customers. Some of you who have read this far are thinking, “keep politics out of sports.” Well, 1. No. And 2.:

United’s history of anti-racism

How many black first-team coaches have United had in their history? How many black coaches have United had anywhere in the organization that weren’t former United players? As far as I can tell, zero.

But I can tell you how many pundits have appeared on MUTV as recently as last year despite being previously caught on camera calling a black player a “f***ing lazy, thick n****r.” Just the one.

Where are Paul Pogba’s and Marcus Rashford’s teammates?

I’m tired.