That might have been the case in 1884, but in 2021 its a privately owned company. Our entitlement as paying fans extends as far as the consumer protections that govern our purchases.
Clubs need fans for the same reason Tesco needs customers in the shop buying food, to generate revenue.
We have an emotional attachment as fans and a community that the club absolutely should consider and cater to, but they don't have to. The reason most clubs engage with fans and their respective communities is to keep fans invested and spending money, not out of some altruistic ideology.