As you may be aware, Blackpool fans are still engaged in an ethical boycott against the club's owner Owen Oyston who hangs on despite a High Court declaring that he illegitimately stripped the club of assets. The fans' frustration is now not only with the Oyston family, whose treatment of supporters has arguably been as dreadful as their management of the club, but also with the EFL who appear to be doing nothing to resolve the debacle at Blackpool. The latest twist in the sorry saga is the resignation of manager Gary Bowyer just one game into the new season. Bowyer had been the one positive factor in the last two seasons but even he can't take any more.
This 'Not A Penny More' stance by Blackpool fans, which means they have chosen to not renew season tickets, not to purchase match day tickets for home games, not to buy any club merchandise et cetera is now in its 4th season. BST is also organising an ethical boycott of those businesses that sponsor the club as well as other local businesses run by the club's owners. Quite simply, many supporters will not give the club another penny of their money and have withdrawn their custom until such time as we get a change of ownership. We will be protesting outside Bloomfield Road on Saturday from 2pm and the majority of fans will not be going in to the game.
Pompey fans with your own history of rogue owners have shown great solidarity with Blackpool fans in recent seasons. We ask you to do the same again this year.
If you do choose to attend the game at Bloomfield Road on Saturday, we request that you support our actions by doing the following:
- Not purchasing any match programmes or lottery tickets when at the ground
- Not purchasing any food or drinks from the kiosks on the concourse inside the ground
- Joining us in the spirit of fans united at the pre-match protest outside the West Stand from 2pm
We greatly appreciate your support.
Yours in sport,
Blackpool Supporters Trust.