Soccer-Cantona says followers ought to get share of voting rights at golf equipment


(Reuters) – Former Manchester United ahead Eric Cantona known as on Tuesday for soccer followers to be given voting rights and a share of possession at golf equipment.

The previous France worldwide has beforehand criticised United’s involvement within the breakaway European Tremendous League, saying the membership’s homeowners, the Glazer household, ought to have taken the views of supporters under consideration.

“The followers have to be revered,” Cantona advised the BBC. “Possibly now they should have voting rights … Soccer must be democratic.”

Cantona mentioned the Glazers ought to take into account letting United’s supporters maintain a stake within the membership, to present them a better say in main selections.

“I feel they need to possibly let 50% of the shares go to the followers,” he mentioned. “They need to give the followers extra energy.

“It is unbelievable that for therefore a few years individuals thought of this Tremendous League … and none of them may anticipate the response of the followers.”

Cantona joined Manchester United in 1992 and gained 4 league titles in 5 seasons, scoring 70 objectives in 156 league appearances. He retired in 1997 aged 30.

“They’d to consider that earlier than, and ask the followers what they thought of this concept, however they didn’t do it,” Cantona mentioned of the doomed try and launch a European Tremendous League.

“The followers are an important, so possibly they need to pay the followers to come back to the sport … as a result of they create the environment.

“You ask gamers if they like to play in an empty stadium or a full stadium. They take the vitality of the individuals. It is the followers who create the adrenaline.”

United completed the league season second within the desk behind champions Manchester Metropolis. Supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s staff face Villarreal within the Europa League closing on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Hyderabad; Modifying by Catherine Evans)



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