Football Scarf in the colours of
Manchester United (Newton Heath)

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Manchester United was originally formed as the works team of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot in Newton Heath in 1878, they were called Newton Heath LYR Football Club. The club very nearly went out of business in 1902 and their ground was closed by court bailiffs. After that they changed their name to Manchester United, changed their strip to Red, White and Black and Newton Heath’s Yellow and Green colours were consigned to history.

Well that was until a certain Mr Malcolm Glazer arrived at Old Trafford in 2003. From an initial minority share of just 3% Glazer gradually increased his stake in Manchester United and took outright ownership of the club a couple of years later. 

A problem? Well only because the money Glazer used to buy the world’s biggest football team was mostly borrowed and secured against the assets of Manchester United - incurring an annual interest bill of some £60m, money that United fans would rather see spent on players.

In protest, angry Manchester United supporters have re-adopted the original yellow and green colours of Newton Heath. On match days thousands of Manchester United fans can be seen wearing yellow-and-green Newton Heath scarves in protest at the Glazers and in support of the campaign to return ownership of the club to its supporters.

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