Tampa Bay Buccaneer owner/businessman Malcolm Glazer’s quest to buy one of the most venerable names in all of pro sports — Manchester United — has hit unprecedented resistance in the UK (and elsewhere). He may look like an Irish leprechaun (is there any other kind?), but as an American — and I believe an Orthodox Jewish-American — his acquisition has prompted the kind of personal attacks rivaling the best that a resurgent anti-Semitic and anti-American Europe has to offer.
Fortunately, Mr. Glazer has a solid and surprising track record with the Bucs. Under Glazer’s watch, the Bucs have a new stadium and won their first Super Bowl. From a PR perspective, these accomplishments may be all Glazer needs to persuade United’s rabid fan base that he’s the one.