Red Card Protest - Supporters' Club Announcement
Posted on 07/03/2019
This Saturday the Supporters' Club, supported by the Black & Gold Group, will be handing out Red Cards prior to the match at various points around the stadium. The red cards are a visual protest to clearly show the fans, media and owner of the club, their total dissatisfaction at the current direction the club is heading under his stewardship.
In addition, the Black & Gold Group would like to urge all fans to gather in protest at the Sproson statue after the final whistle for a vocal protest. Despite claims to the contrary, we believe that the chairman is in the UK and therefore likely to be at the game on Saturday. Let's give John Askey & the team vociferous support during the game, then give similar vociferous condemnation to Mr Smurthwaite and his guests post-match.
And don't forget - support the local shops and pubs and don't purchase anything from within the stadium as that cash does not go directly into the club, as recently confirmed by club CEO Colin Garlick.
The Supporters' Club Press Release is below:
Red Card Protest
Saturday 9th March
Firstly I wanted to say thank you to all the fans who travelled in their numbers to Notts County last weekend wearing your Black & Gold, you were loud proud and you showed what fantastic supporters we have.
Saturday is the Red Card Protest, where red cards will be handed out on various routes into the ground. Please see the map below that shows the points where you can get them, the instructions are on the back of the cards. We have 3,000 of these to give out so please keep hold of them so we can use them again & again. We are still seeking volunteers so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help distribute the cards.
Together we are showing how United we all are, the fact that we all have the same goal, and the future of Port Vale is key to us keeping going.
As you may now be aware there is a plan B with Carol’s bid for Port Vale, and we hope that the issues can be resolved; the club can be sold, and we can move towards getting a good future for the club. Many generations have gone before us following the club we love and as we stand at the precipice of oblivion we should all remember that the love we have for Port Vale will only help the cause. We have to do this so the club can live on for generations, long after we are all gone. So when you hold your red card high before the kick off, remember that in years to come someone will be supporting the Vale because of everyone’s collective actions.
Finally Black & Gold whom we are totally behind are asking for a boycott on all refreshment kiosks.
ANNOUNCEMENT: We encourage all Vale fans to take part in a refreshment kiosk boycott from now on. Mr Garlick confirmed that the takings do not go into the club. We’ll leave you to work out where they do go... #pvfc #blackandgold
Black & Gold are also organising a protest after the match at the Sproson Statue please turn up and make sure it is peaceful. We are gaining the higher moral ground and that is so important in our protests against how the club is being run.
Let’s hope we get 3 points and again thank you, and again: be loud, be proud and lets get behind the team. “This club means a lot to a lot of people, and it means nothing to one person".
Finally I wanted to say Good Luck to the Blackpool fans finally going home after their terrible few years it is nice to see and it also gives us all hope.
KTF Up The Vale.
Mark & the Committee