Funny: Man U Claims Saudi Game Not For Money

George Best Manchester United

The LONDON TIMES reports that Glazer family-owned Manchester United is set to play an exhibition game tonight in Saudi Arabia which will net the club nearly $2M. The match at the 65,000-seat King Fahd Stadium sold out three days after tickets went on sale.

By scheduling the game in the middle of the team’s already-packed regular season schedule (and the Saudis long-documented ties to terrorism) the club has been besieged by criticism from the team’s fans.

While public reaction was rather predictable, the defense of the move by Man Utd CEO David Gill was not.

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