The rabbi who owned Man Utd

June 12, 2014
Left: Malcolm Glazer (photo:AP): Right: Rabbi Arnold Saunders

Left: Malcolm Glazer (photo:AP): Right: Rabbi Arnold Saunders

When a Malawi news site reported the recent death of Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer it used a picture of Arnold Saunders, the very much alive emeritus rabbi of Higher Crumpsall and Broughton Synagogue. How come the mix-up?

It must have found an old story online, about some disgruntled Man Utd fans who wandered into a pub and, mistaking Rabbi Saunders for Mr Glazer, tipped a glass of beer over him.

The African site later corrected the picture.

    Last updated: 11:21am, June 12 2014