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So, the plane was bought, flew its little banner and the money spent by some Manchester United supporters was all worth the effort, wasn't it?
David Anderson of the Daily Mirror reported on Friday that "season-ticket holders and members of the Red Issue fans' website forum" had clubbed together for a light aircraft to encircle Old Trafford with a banner reading "Wrong One—Moyes Out" on its tail.
What larks to be had here, but such antics deserve little more than contempt from other fans, a situation borne out by the booing among many United supporters as the plane passed over the stadium.
For the past 20 years, United have been accustomed to success under Sir Alex Ferguson, arguably the greatest manager the game has seen. Certainly the most successful.
Moyes was handpicked by his predecessor to replace him at the Old Trafford helm before the end of last season, but the handover has not gone as planned.
These things happen. It is part of football life and United and their fans need to accept that it is their turn to suffer the slings and arrows of the cycle.
But, no. Just short of two weeks on from the phenomenal support shown to the team during the 3-0 home defeat to Liverpool, some fans have progressed to flying a plane over Old Trafford.
Perhaps someone should tell them that they might as well fly a kite.
Fans of a certain vintage will remember the reaction to Ferguson's early years when United fan Pete Molyneux unfurled a flag at Old Trafford declaring "Ta ra Fergie" after three unsuccessful years under the former Aberdeen boss, as Daniel Taylor noted in The Guardian. He would later regret his actions.
Admittedly, the world of football is different now and slipping off the pace in the chase for the Champions League affects more than just personal pride, with share prices and PLCs all part of the game.
Whether Moyes is the right man for United is not the issue here, although few would begrudge the 4-1 win over Aston Villa as an exercise in personal vindication.
United performances this season have been dire at times, and few would have fancied being in the shoes of a Red Devils fan on Wednesday morning after the display in the 3-0 defeat to City.
But some United fans have moved too quickly from standing by their man to the alternative end of the scale with the open vilification of the manager via the medium of a light aircraft and the potential tearing down of a banner, as Mark Ogden of the Daily Telegraph noted.
What should also be highlighted in Anderson's report is that the quoted source wishes only to be "called Jake and did not want his surname published in case of reprisals by the club."
"Jake" was quoted as saying of the plane idea:
It was an idea put forward by a member of the Red Issue forum, because we have had enough of the "Chosen One" banner.
We set up a PayPal account on the forum and we raised nearly £1,000.
The forum is made up of hardcore fans and I would say 90 per cent of them have had enough of David Moyes.
It all brings to mind illusionist Derren Brown's The Gameshow on Channel 4, which was his social experiment into "deindividuation" as people protected by anonymity excessively increased the suffering inflicted on another person.
Flying a plane and pulling down banners all seems so beneath the integrity that so many genuine United supporters have.
The true spirit of United fans was found in the ones applauding Moyes as he walked out ahead of his team for the game against Aston Villa.
To their credit, the United hierarchy will not be moved significantly enough to axe Moyes on the back of a cheap stunt, although events are sure to be monitored.
But this all leaves a fairly unpleasant taste in the mouth. Cheap stunt, cheap shot.
Believability meter: High
This really is a severe case of overreaction on the part of some Manchester United supporters. No matter the issues where Moyes is concerned, people chucking a few quid toward hiring a plane to fly over Old Trafford deserve little respect.
A significant question here is why was the plane publicised so widely before it even flew over Old Trafford? Surely the impact would have been more impressive if nobody knew of its existence?
Was it worth it? No. It was a cheap stunt and one which does genuine United fans no credit at all.