Hot on the heels of the Alan Birchenall affair, those currently in charge of running of Leicester City Football Club have scored another astonishing own goal.,,
They are now attempting to smother the new Ultras Group ‘The Fosse Boys’ at birth, for the crime of trying to introduce some atmosphere to the deathly quiet Walkers Stadium.
A Fosse Boys representative posted this on the FoxesTalk messageboard yesterday…
“Just a quick update on what’s happening with the group at the moment.
Following on the from the Middlesbrough game LCFC apparently received 25 e-mails regarding the group, of which 3 were in support and 22 were apparently complaints about us being too noisy (remember, the “Kop” is meant to be our home end). As a result we have been issued with an ultimatum, to either move or face ejections/bans.
Obviously we don’t much like this bullying approach and as such we need a short time to resolve this issue. So we have decided that just for the Reading game on Saturday there will be no Fosse Boys section at the back of SK1.
This is obviously a setback to the group’s ambitions but we know if we don’t get our organisation right while the group is still in its infancy we’re doomed to fail, so hopefully people will understand why we’re doing this.
If anybody would like to contact the club in support of us, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, as they obviously value the electronic word far greater than the dozens and dozens of people in the ground who shook hands with us, complimented us on how good it was to have some vitality and passion at home games and generally wished us well last Saturday…”
We aren’t sure which is the more incredible – that 22 supposed football fans would complain about non-abusive singing at a football match, or that the club would take any notice of such a misguided point of view.
To have heard the 30-odd Fosse Boys you would have to have been in or near the Kop end, the end ‘designated’ for noisier fans in a desperate attempt to try and recreate the atmosphere of Filbert Street.
If you don’t like singing at the football then try the Family Stand, or better still the library or indoor bowls.
The club can now be assured that they have received many more than 22 e-mails in support of a young group of fans who are doing their best in the face of hostility from the club they love, and even sought out a deserted part of the stadium so as not to impose on others.
Once they have gauged the depth of feeling aroused by yesterday’s stupidity perhaps they could issue an apology to the fans and the person responsible should realise they are so out of touch with the game (and the feelings of their ‘customers’) that they should seek an alternative career.
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