Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke was abused by an entire ice-hockey stadium after he took the decision to relocate his NFL team, St. Louis Rams.
Kroenke was attending a match involving the St. Louis Blues when the 19,000 crowd started to turn on the Rams’ owner and chairman.
The supporters began a chant of “Kroenke sucks!” which echoed ahead the arena, despite them attending a different sport to which Kroenke made the controversial decision.
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The Rams will be relocating to Los Angeles, a mere 2,000 miles from their home in Missouri with Kroenke stating that it was due to financial reasons.
However, the city are obviously far from understanding as fans in the Scottrade Center bellowed out their insult during the match.
It may not be on the same level as the kind of abuse you’d expect to hear at a football match but the underlying message remains the same.
To put the relocation into context, if Kroenke was to do a similar thing with Arsenal, the Gunners would be playing their home games in somewhere like Moscow - which is only 1,500 miles away.
If Kroenke was to return to London after doing that, he would probably expect to deal with a lot bigger and nastier insults from Arsenal fans!
Maybe the 68-year-old should get out of Missouri for a little while by visiting the Emirates to watch his Arsenal side attempt to win their first title since 2004.
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