Beckham backs Man U fans' campaign against club owners Glazer family

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London, Mar 11 (ANI): Former Manchester United hero David Beckham picked up a green and gold scarf and wrapped it around his neck in a clear show of support for the home fans' campaign against club owners, the Glazer family.

"I did it as I'm a United fan, always will be," Beckham said.

The American owners, on a surprise visit to the game, were stunned as the AC Milan ace was cheered off.

"It's not for me to comment about the ownership of the club or how it is run, that is for other people. I saw the scarf and I picked it up because it is the original colours of the club as Newton Heath," The Sun quoted Beckham, as saying.

"I hope United now go all the way. They deserve to. It's a great fanbase at a great club with a great manager," he said.

The United supporters want owner Malcolm Glazer and his family out of their club after they plunged the Premier League champions into extreme debt.

United were founded as Newton Heath and the supporters have adopted their green and gold colours to show their disdain for the Glazers.

Beckham came on as a 64th-minute substitute in Milan's 4-0 defeat. And he admitted his emotions almost got the better of him after a huge welcome home. (ANI)

Story first published: Thursday, March 11, 2010, 14:46 [IST]
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