The Sky Blue Trust have issued the following statement:
The series of protest organised by The Jimmy Hill Way Alliance have very successfully highlighted the plight of the club nationally and locally. The peaceful on pitch protest during the match against Sheffield United was seen by a national TV audience and yesterday’s sit in also gained good coverage.
Hopefully these and future activities will continue to pile on the pressure onto SISU and make their investors question their involvement with SISU and therefore our club.
However during the Sheffield match the atmosphere was successfully stoked up by the use of large numbers of well co-ordinated whistles from certain sections of the crowd, highlighting the frustration and anger amongst the majority of Sky Blue fans.
However the Sky Blue Trust believes the continued random blowing of whistles by individuals is proving counter-productive both in terms of an instrument of protest and in causing division amongst supporters.
Whilst to most fair minded observers at the match the cause of the Bolton equalising goal was simple defender error, some elements are blaming a whistle for causing momentary confusion in City’s ranks.
This form of protest is now doing more harm than good to the protest movement which we are fully behind and the Trust is calling on all supporters to cease the use of whistles at games
The Trust continues to fully support the efforts of The Jimmy Hill Way Alliance to rid our club of owners SISU, fully backs Russell Slade and the team and calls for all supporters to unite together behind both the protests and the team but without the whistles.