More than 4,000 miles separated the Glazers from all the madness in Manchester that was aimed at them and their troubled ownership of one of the biggest clubs in the world.
Palm Beach in Florida was the safe haven for the American billionaires, while United supporters broke into Old Trafford and ran amok on the pitch and within the corridors of one of the bastions of the sport.
It seemed fitting those now known as the 'Brothers Grim' were nowhere to be seen.
Since buying the club in 2005 with a heavily leveraged takeover costing £790m , the Glazers have remained conspicuous by their absence.
United were a debt-free organisation when they were on the stock market prior to the Glazers buying the club.
But under their stewardship, the debt has grown to £455m, while it is estimated that in general finance costs, interest and dividends, the Glazer takeover has now cost United in excess of £1bn.
The feeling among most supporters is that the Glazers care more about making money than winning trophies and that their affection for one of the biggest institutions in world sport is zero.
Over the years various supporters' groups have written to the Glazers demanding talks about the future running of the club and the chances of some of them becoming active members of the board.
But those letters were thrown in the bin.
Over time the growing resentment towards them has turned into seething anger and the tipping point came last month when United were one of the front runners in the now doomed European Super League proposal.
The end result was the astonishing scenes this weekend, when the actions of fans led to a Premier League game to be called off for the first time in history.
The biggest fixture of the domestic calendar, too.
United supporters have made their point, but those who believe it will result in serious change need to think again.
While humbling and embarrassing for the Glazers, this lot have skin thicker than the proverbial rhinoceros and will not be moved.
Why would the actions of some mindless fans force them into selling United and giving up the estimated £80m-a-year they plunder from the club?
And even if they did decide to sell United, what are the chances of them doing so to someone whose intentions are more genuine and caring than theirs?
There is a very small pool of people in this world capable of buying United – and those concerned have made it into that pool because they are obsessed with one think – making money.
So you can live in hope of seeing the name above the door changed, but changing the ethos of those rich enough to own a footballing monster like United is nigh on impossible.
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