Manchester United star Luke Shaw has leapt to the defence of a fan who allegedly faces a massive ban from the club after throwing a green and gold scarf onto the pitch.
The two colours are synonymous with the club’s history and many supporters use it to symbolise their desire to get the Glazer family out of the club.
United fans returned to Old Trafford for the first time this season and many used it as an opportunity to continue protests aimed at the club’s ownership.
The Glazer family have been in the spotlight of late after the collapse of the European Super League and it reminded supporters why they’ve hated them all along.
Shaw was among the players who started the clash vs Fulham and went a step further than just welcoming fans back to Old Trafford.
I understand completely, first match back at old Trafford , emotions are high. I know there was nothing aggressive towards what you did. I will try my best to speak with someone and sort it out 👍🏽
— Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) May 18, 2021
The exchange of Tweets is referring to this video below where Shaw can be seen catching a gold and green scarf thrown directly at him.
Lad behind me offered me £20 for my Green and Gold scarf if we got a corner down infront of us. Obviously i had absolutely no idea of his intentions…Great shot, ended up offering £5, said no, unfortunately he’s been kicked out since. #GlazersOut pic.twitter.com/rUYf2zntgs
— Phil Eames (@PhilEames3) May 18, 2021
Shaw’s response led to many fans praising him as it is quite surprising to see a player stick their neck out for a fan, especially at a sensitive time like this.
The Old Trafford hierarchy probably wouldn’t be too pleased with him protecting someone who’s directly opposing them but time will tell if everyone gets away with the incident without a scratch.