FANS of Manchester United are up in arms after American tycoon Malcolm Glazer snapped up sufficient shares to take control of the PLC.
They fear he will burden the most successful British club of the last decade with massive debts, sell their best players and hike up ticket prices.
However, what Mr Glazer's plans are for the club no one yet knows.
But isn't it sad the direction our most popular national game has taken?
Gone are the days when a dad could take his sons to watch a Saturday afternoon match.
Nowadays the cost alone is prohibitive, whether you want to watch top flight Premiership football or local league sides such as Wrexham or Chester.
The greed of those who run football at the very top has had, without doubt, a devastating effect on the game as a whole.
The Premiership was basically set up so the top few clubs could enjoy a bigger slice of the vast sums of money TV brings in.
They cast adrift the smaller clubs, many of which were established more than a century ago, and left them to struggle vainly against a financial rip tide.
And when clubs like Wrexham end up in administration they refuse to lift a finger to help.
Now it seems the top three or four clubs want to strike their own deals with the TV companies, which would probably see the Premiership reduced in size and even more clubs facing financial ruin.
It's hard for lower league supporters to feel any genuine sympathy for the big clubs when things go wrong in their marbled boardrooms.
After all, you reap what you sow, and once football became big business it lost its soul and conscience.
But those that take as much as they can out of football while putting little back should remember that if you kill the roots, the tree eventually dies.
And while they currently enjoy the view from the top three or four branches, the cancer they created is already eating away at the roots.