Manchester United and Liverpool supporters getting behind the same cause? The Manchester Evening News reports that such is the level of each club’s fanbases disgust at their respective ownership groups that they are considering a joint protest at the March 21st game between the two clubs:
Plans to stage a joint show of strength at the March 21 game have been discussed but are still being finalised.
Any joint demonstration is expected take place in the ground with protest marches ruled out amid fears fans, unable to ignore the two club’s historic differences, would clash.
Supporters of both clubs may be encouraged to join in chants and display banners sympathising with each’s cause.
One source described the plans as “ground breaking.”
He said: “There have been talks and certain groups from both sides are up for it.
“It just shows what state football in this country is in when two of its biggest rivals are talking about joining together.”
We contacted the Independent Manchester United Supporters’ Association for comment, but they were unable to help.
Which probably tells you how touchy this potential “partnership” in protest is likely to be, and how potentially powerful as well.