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Blackburn fans launch “We Are Rovers” campaign against owners

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

Four leading fan groups at Blackburn Rovers have come together to create a joint campaign to push for the sale of the club.

The “We Are Rovers” campaign, which aims to remove the Venky’s Group as owner of Blackburn Rovers, was established following a public meeting of Rovers fans earlier last week.

Rovers Trust, BRFC Action Group, Ewood Blues and BRFCS.com will be leading the “We Are Rovers” campaign which will pressure the club’s current Indian owners to sell up.

Respectful, peaceful protests will take place at Ewood Park on selected matchdays alongside a PR campaign against the Venky’s, the company owns Rovers, in its backyard in Pune, India.

We Are Rovers has been formed after the Rovers Trust and BRFC Action Group balloted members on a course of action.

A statement from We Are Rovers said: “It’s a welcome sign that, though the owners may be 6,000 miles from Ewood Park, we can still take up our grievances with them in their homeland.

“There is a real appetite among journalists and the media in India to understand and report on what has happened to Blackburn Rovers.

“We are receiving a lot of requests for information and interviews and we are very happy to fulfil all these requests as we step up the campaign for new ownership.”

 As we reported at the end of last month, attendances at Ewood Park continue to fall and the situation on the pitch looks increasingly grim as discontent amongst supporters continue to grow.

Thanks to Rovers Trust for the image used in this story.

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