Letter: United we stand

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Football fans - I'm one - are overreacting to the takeover of Manchester United. They say that football will cease to be a sport; that it will be all business. Good job!

At the highest level, the World Cup, shirt-pulling, diving, bad offside decisions, wrongful dismissals, good goals disallowed, "blind" linesmen and daft or soft or Draconian referees characterised the game.

Soon, those who throw in their millions to buy Arsenal and the rest are not going to put up with seeing their investment lose the championship on a bad decision or get relegated on an even worse one.

They have the money and the technology to make sure that the game is played in a sportsmanlike manner - and tell the FA to stop abusing their feudal powers.