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Man United fans set off smoke bomb in protest

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United fans have set off a smoke bomb in a protest against the owning American Glazer family before the final match of the season.

At least one gold-colored smoke bomb was set off outside the club's Megastore before Sunday's match against Stoke — a reflection of the green and gold protest scarves adopted by fans.

They are the colors of Newton Heath, the club's original incarnation, rather than the team's usual red and black.

Since January, protests have escalated against the Glazers, who have burdened the club with around $1 billion of debt.

Hundreds of fans also converged on the directors' entrance to bellow anti-Glazer chants.