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Manchester United Fans Launch Campaign To Boycott Adidas Products

 

Manchester United fans are boycotting Adidas products as pressure to force the club owners, the Glazers Family to sell the club they took over 17 years ago to a new investor.

The newly launched campaign is trending on Twitter as ‘#BoycottAdidas’ and ‘#GlazersOut.’

Adidas is a maker of sporting kits and official sponsor / official supplier partner of the most important football tournaments including the FIFA World Cup, the FIFA Confederations Cup, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA European Championships.

Adidas is the official kit supplier of United.

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Some of the United players on the Adidas roster include David De Gea, Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Luke Shaw, the club revealed on its website.
They are now favouring competitors like Nike, Puma and Reebok.

The mood at Old Trafford changed when the team failed to lift any major trophy after the Europa League in 2017 under Jose Mourinho.

Glazers took over the club in 2005 when their shares rose over 60 per cent to make them highest shareholders. By the end of 2005, they had purchased all United shares.

The Glazers enjoyed success while Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge.

Fans and former players are blaming the owners for the bad performance of United despite signing star players like Cristiano Ronaldo.

Krynn with Twitter handle- @GGdupre said “@adidas Adidas sponsors MUFC. They are helping the owners to destroy this once great football club. Icing on the cake: their kits are trash. Don’t be part of the problem, be part of the solution. #BoycottAdidas.”

Gerry Deakin with handle- @Gerry_Deakin said, “Adidas are taking a pounding and it’s great to see. #BoycottAdidas until we get the #GlazersOut.”

Another Twitter user with the handle, @dghough69 commented, “The Glazers are parasites and not honest sporting people. Loaded the club with over half a billion in debt they have no intention of repaying! Not fit for purpose. We want our club back! #BoycottAdidas.”

Also, @QuotesSinces said, “#BoycottAdidas #GlazersOut we want our club back,17 years is far more than enough! I want to see my club win.”

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2023 Election: Let’s Wait For Tinubu’s Statement In January 2022 Says Fashola

The honorable Minister of Works and Housing, “Babatunde Raji Fashola”, said Nigerians should wait till January 2022 for the APC National Leader “Bola Ahmad Tinubu”, to disclose whether he is going run for president in 2023 or not.

 

Fashola made the statement during an interview on Channels Television’s programme ‘Hard Copy’ which was aired on Friday.

 

When asked whether if he will support the candidacy of the national leader of the APC in the 2023 election, Fashola said Tinubu has not informed him he will be running for presidential seat in 2023.

 

“I saw him last week; he didn’t tell me he is running for the office of the president and to the best of my knowledge, the last statement he disclosed was that people would know in January,” fashola said.

 

Meanwhile, fashola was also asked if he enquired from Tinubu about his intention to run in 2023, during the visit? he said, “No, I didn’t ask him, I only went to see how well he was doing and to greet him.

 

“He has given a statement that I will disclose in January, so let’s wait for his speech.”

 

Fashola was asked again on whether he is speaking on behalf of any aspirant in the forth-coming general election in 2023? explained that “As far as I am aware, nobody has said, ‘I want to be Nigeria’s President’. There are people speaking for people. Nobody has come out, we are not at that stage yet, he said.

 

Fashola added, “I can’t venture out and say that I will speak for X or Y. Let the person come out and say, ‘I want to serve Nigeria as a country”.

 

“It pains me sometimes when we see that very important job and responsibility to, ‘My people said’. I think the whole sense of it should be that I am able, I have look at myself, give me your problem, you go to sleep’.”

 

In recent days, different political groups have begin to show their support for Tinubu’s presidential candidacy with billboards and posters in some parts of the country, especially major cities – Lagos and Abuja and Kano.

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