Trust To Support Blackpool Day Of Protest

Last updated : 18 April 2017 By SBT

The Sky Blue Trust would like to invite and encourage its members to join us in Blackpool on May 6th where we will join with an estimated gathering of more than 4,000 football supporters who will be uniting for a concerted day of action. Representatives from all over the UK will be heading to the seaside town to join forces in protesting on behalf of ‘crisis-clubs’one of which is clearly Coventry City against inadequate governance within UK football.

The day of action organised by the Football Supporters Federation and Blackpool Supporters Trust (BST) will coincide with the Blackpool v Leyton Orient fixture taking place that day contested by two clubs with major ownership issues whose supporters indeed marched together  against their respective ‘unsuitable owners’ at Brisbane Road earlier in the season.The day will be divided into three parts :

STEP 1 : THE MARCH : Supporters are asked to congregate at 3.30pm at Blackpool Pleasure Beach for march (4.00pm) and rally at Bloomfield Road (5.00pm).

STEP 2 : THE ALTERNATIVE FOOTBALL MATCH : Depart from Bloomfield Road at 5.30pm (buses supplied) for AFC BLACKPOOL for a Crisis-Clubs Match (6.30pm K.O.) where an Ex-Blackpool XI v ex-Orient / London XI.

STEP 3 : THE AFTERSHOW : The Shovels from 8.00pm onwards right across the road from AFC Blackpool. Eat, drink and get merry to a fine blend of Northern Soul and live protest music.

We hope to see plenty of Sky Blues fans there on the day as we make our voices heard about our club's particularly desperate plight.

We are urging fans to bring their banners and placards and to join with like-minded fans from other club's in getting our voices heard.