Abusing Oliver Gill Is Pathetic
Several papers and sources reported that Oliver Gill's name was booed when the teams were announced on Sunday, against Fulham. And they do not lie, it was audible and those following the reserves will know that he's been getting a hard time there as well.
This is pathetic. I'm sorry but it really is. He's an 18-year-old boy and as far as I can see, his sole crime is being the son of chief executive David Gill. It's absolutely within the fans' right to be disappointed with Gill (David Gill, that is) who publicly backed the Glazers and the way they run the club a number of times in the last few weeks, despite his famous declaration in August 2004 that 'Debt is the road to ruin'.
I don't like it myself - though people can hardly expect Gill to criticize his employers and at least he is good at his job (you can't accuse him of incompetence) and I definitely would not want him fired for mouthing off and I don't want the Glazers to bring in their own man - but what has his son got to do with it? He's a United player, he did not contribute to the accumulation of the debt and he is not a two-faced servant of the Glazers having previously opposed them.
So, let's put an end to this. Of course, he also takes money out of the club - it's called a salary. But then the abuse must start with Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and so on... not to mention Sir Alex Ferguson. After all, they all work hard for success which would only strengthen the Glazers' position and Fergie enjoys a good relationship with David Gill. Why aren't they abused then, why only his son gets that sort of treatment?