Malcolm Glazer and the Top 10 Most Controversial Club Owners in World Football

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Malcolm Glazer and the Top 10 Most Controversial Club Owners in World Football
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The breaking news on Thursday was that Malcolm Glazer, the American billionaire and former owner of Premier League club Manchester United, had passed away (per BBC Sport).

Glazer led a controversial £790 million takeover of the Red Devils in May 2005, which saddled the club with debt and ensured that his family never enjoyed extensive popularity among United fans.

While Glazer’s sons Joel and Avram took over the running of the club after he suffered a stroke in April 2006, he will be remembered as an aloof owner who never even set foot inside Old Trafford, leading to accusations that he was only ever in football for the money.

He was far from the most controversial club owner in modern football, though.

Here are 10 of the most outrageous—Glazer included.

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