BLACKPOOL FANS DISCUSS WITH FSF CHAIR
Blackpool fans met with the chair of Football Supporters Federation Malcolm Clarke over the weekend at an event setup by the Blackpool Supports Trust (BST), reports say.
The chair was accompanied by a National Council member and head of the Everton fan group – the Blue Union, Dave Kelly. Both offered moral support to the fans of Blackpool over what they were facing. Blackpool fans are boycotting the club as they are angry with the owners of the club – Oyston family.
“We talked about the FSF, what we can offer fans and supporter organizations. We really went to the meeting to offer practical and moral support to the Blackpool supporters,” Clarke said.
The BST and other groups of fans are boycotting home matches of the club, aside encouraging others to do same. They are urging people to engage in an “ethical boycott” by buying match ticket from their own clubs and not getting anything at the club’s home ground once they were admitted.
“There is a mood of determination among Blackpool supporters and our visit was very well received. “We regard supporters as the owners of a football club, the moral owners of a football club. Owners come and go, managers come and go, players come and go, but the supports and their families are there for generations,” Clarke said.
The meeting agreed that a sub-group consider the regulations around football club ownership in England and Wales. The sub-group is looking at ensuring better standards for club management to avoid the ongoing at Blackpool.
In other news, Carlisle and Blackpool played a 2-2 in the Sky Bet League Two. Carlisle’s unbeaten record continued, though they almost had the win. They were 2-0 up when Michael Raynes got the second after a Charlie Wyke first. Gnanduillet pulled one back for Blackpool earlier in the second half, and got the equalizer 16 minutes from stoppage time.