Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke and Manchester United director Edward Glazer donate to Donald Trump inauguration

 
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Arsenal fans have long complained that American owner Stan Kroenke is reluctant to open his chequebook and spend money towards making the Gunners great again.

US president Donald Trump likely has a different view on the moustachioed billionaire, after Kroenke donated $1m towards his inauguration.

Documents filed with the US Federal Election Commission reveal that the 69-year-old, who also owns multiple US sports franchises, donated the money to Trump's January inauguration in Washington DC.

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Kroenke backed Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton during the presidential election, donating $2,700 to the failed campaign.

The revelations that the divisive president's inauguration received money from Arsenal's owner came on the same day that Trump's son Barron was pictured wearing an Arsenal shirt while playing on the White House lawn.

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Other American directors of English football clubs to donate to inauguration, which raised $107m, included Fulham owner Shahid Khan who also gifted $1m and Manchester United director Edward Glazer who donated $250,000.

Glazer was the only Premier League director to donate to Trump ahead of the election, with Crystal Palace co-owner David Blitzer donating to Marco Rubio and Hilary Clinton, while Liverpool chairman Tom Werner donated to Clinton.

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