"The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are saddened to announce the passing of Owner/President Malcolm Glazer earlier this morning at the age of 85," a statement on the Buccaneers website said.
"A dynamic business leader, Glazer helped mold the Buccaneers into a model franchise and one respected league-wide."
Glazer purchased Manchester United in 2005, controversially saddling the world famous club with hundreds of millions of dollars in debt in a leveraged buyout.
Fans have complained that Glazer's ownership model has forced United to spend millions of pounds servicing the club's debt -- money which could have been spent on the transfer budget.
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