Spotify CEO and founder Daniel EK desires to throw his “hat in the ring” to buy Arsenal, as protesting Gunners fans hanged an effigy of current owner Stan Kroenke amid a febrile environment on Friday evening.
In viral scenes forward of the north Londoners’ Premier League match with Everton, sad supporters waved banners, let off flares and sang chants demanding that American owner Kroenke and his household depart the membership after a failed try to be a part of the breakaway European Super League.
Noticing this and fast to the chase, one of their quantity supplied to step up and put his fellow admirers of Mikel Arteta’s males out of their distress.
“As a kid growing up, I’ve cheered for Arsenal as long as I can remember,” wrote streaming supremo Ek, who has an estimated internet value of round $4.7 billion.
As a child rising up, I’ve cheered for @Arsenal as lengthy as I can keep in mind. If KSE would love to promote Arsenal I’d be joyful to throw my hat within the ring.
— Daniel Ek (@eldsjal) April 23, 2021
“If KSE would like to sell Arsenal, I’d be happy to throw my hat in the ring,” he signed off.
This prompted the massively in style gunnerblog to chime in with a easy “Hello”, which was ‘appreciated’ by virtually 4,000 individuals.
But The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess was a celebration pooper by replying: “Could we ask that you get things sorted out with musicians before jumping in with footballers??”
This was a nod to the meager quantities artists are paid per pay attention of their songs, with one other in style tweet stating “Don’t think they’d accept 0.000007p, mate” additionally blowing up.
Don’t assume they’d settle for 0.000007p mate.
— Andy P (@ArcticReviews) April 23, 2021
Meanwhile, again on the protests, issues received out of hand when livid fans hanged an effigy of Kroenke with a placard that learn: “Silence Stan?”.
Echoing a typical feeling among the many Emirates trustworthy, that Kroenke is a faceless chief, membership legend Alan Smith had informed Sky Sports: “I wasn’t surprised Arsenal were involved [in the European Super League], given they have an American owner, an absent owner, who rarely says anything regarding the football club,” within the hours main up to the protest.
“There is very little bond between Stan Kroenke and the club. He rarely comes over. His son has a more hands-on connection with the club, but Josh is new to the game, he’s not been brought up around football,” Smith went on.
Alan Smith labelled Arsenal’s homeowners as “ignorant” for making a choice that was indicative of Stan Kroenke’s distant dealing with of the membership and it’s very clear these protestors share these sentiments: “We want Kroenke out” and “We want our Arsenal back” being sung loudly #AFCpic.twitter.com/It7HAH5hmO
— Ben Grounds (@Ben_Islington) April 23, 2021
But it was an evening to neglect for one unfortunate punter, who sustained a damaged leg and a head damage when falling off the ticket workplace.
Metropolitan Police later confirmed that the knocks weren’t life threatening, and the protest was elsewhere incident free.