I do think on some occassions United fans go looking for problems that really are not there. The paranoia with AIG getting the coverage on the shirts is madness. AIG have provided about one third of United's income for the past four years financing things such as the purchase of Nani, Anderson, Hargreaves, Tevez and Berbatov, but still they complain that AIG have a logo on the shirt. You can't have the cake AND eat it.
It became a big issue on the 50th anniversary of Munich too. When the mural of the Busby Babes was erected at Old Trafford last year.
This was a time to remember those who perished and to appreciate what United had lost. Yes, I know AIG had their logo at the bottom right hand corner of this mural but so what. Who cares, this was all about Munich, Sir Matt and the Babes. Maybe AIG wanted to have their logo there to show they too cared and wanted to be a part of the anniversary activities. Maybe they saw it as a way to sneak in and get some high profile advertising.
Maybe, just maybe, this was an occasion to forget AIG. An occassion for fans to remember what was important on the 50th anniversary instead of continuing the hunt for things to moan about.
AIG will be gone soon, to be replaced by Air Asia, Saudi Telecom or Sahara. So what next? Let's all hate India and Sahara for the way Indian children are exploited in the workplace. Maybe we should hate Air Asia because their uniforms aren't very pretty or because they paint huge pictures of Manchester United players on their aircraft to exploit the market place. If Saudi Telecom are the next unfortunate incumbents to finance Manchester United let's all jump on the bandwagon and complain how Saudi Arabia treats women and how they outlaw drinking and the carrying of the Christian Bible in their land. Or might it be a good idea to accept the sponsors, take their cash and be happy. Their logo might be on the shirt but it just might finance the arrival of Karim Benzema or dare we say it, Kaka.