New Premier League chairman a 'keen spectator' of Manchester United

Inside Old Trafford

The Premier League's announcement of new chairman Anthony Fry may irk 19 clubs in the division.

If supporters of clubs wanted some more 'ammo' for a pro-Manchester United conspiracy in English football, they have just got it.

We have heard the moans for years about penalties being given at Old Trafford and such like, and the appointment of Anthony Fry may not dissuade those with such a perspective.

Anthony Fry is the 'surprise choice' to take over from Dave Richards as the new chairman of the Premier League, coming from an investment banking background and recently attended Harvard Law School.

Such a back-story is not likely to cut much ice with fans of the Premier League, who feel the game is becoming more and more corporate and at odds with the fans - as shown by their ill-thought out 39th game idea.

So in their announcement, the Premier League are keen to point out Fry is a passionate sportsman, bizarrely kicking off with how big a cricket fan he is before getting to the football.

"Fry is a passionate sportsman who continues to play cricket for Armadillos CC, Primrose Hill CC (of which he was chairman) and charity games involving the Lords Taverners and Wellbeing."

But perhaps they were just burying this...

"He is also a keen spectator at most major sporting events, in particular those involving Sussex CCC (where he is a Vice President of Sussex Young Cricketers), Manchester United FC and England."

We wonder how regularly Mr Fry will be attending Old Trafford in his new capacity. He certainly won't want to be pictured cheering from his director's box as they lift the Premier League trophy in a fortnight.

What do you think of the new appointment? Does is matter that Manchester United are one of his passions?

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