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BBC commentator slams angry Manchester United fans as an 'absolute disgrace' for Ed Woodward chant

BBC commentator Ian Dennis has blasted a section of Manchester United supporters as 'an absolute disgrace' for their chants towards Ed Woodward where they sing about burning him on a bonfire.

Executive vice-chairman Woodward has been the ire of many Red Devils fans as they continue to falter during his near seven-year spell at the club.

On Wednesday night, their frustrations towards him and the Glazer family, who own the club, came to the fore once more as they slumped to a 2-0 defeat by Burnley in the Premier League.

A section of the Manchester United support has been blasted for a song about the hierarchy

BBC commentator Ian Dennis slammed them as an 'absolute disgrace' during the Burnley loss

Some fans could be heard singing about executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward (above)

During that match, some fans could be heard singing their recent song about Woodward and the Glazers.

'Build a bonfire, build a bonfire, put the Glazers on the top, put Ed Woodward in the middle and burn the f***ing lot,' sang the United fans to the tune of the famous 19th century American folk song, Clementine.

Dennis was commentating on the game for BBC Radio 5Live at Old Trafford and made his feelings about the incident clear.

'Regardless of your opinion of Ed Woodward, you cannot ask for someone to die.

'If you want to be anti the board then sing "sack the board", but individuals singing that about a human being is an absolute outrage.

'The chanting is an absolute disgrace.'

The Glazer family were also part of the song - as some fans vented their frustrations out

Dennis also took to Twitter to condemn the actions of those supporters inside Old Trafford

He then took to Twitter to express his distaste once more: 'Distasteful, disgusting and beyond the pale. No excuses despite anger/frustration they may feel towards the board. #mufc,' he wrote.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was also condemning of the unsavoury chants.

'For me it's important that we stick together,' he said post-match.

'Help the players, help the team and help the club to move forward. I think everyone knows when they have overstepped the line.' 

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said those fans 'overstepped the line'