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Blackpool FC – “A shabby anniversary”

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November 6th marked one year since the High Court ruling against Owen Oyston and in favour of Valeri Belokon and still nothing has been resolved at Blackpool FC

A Blackpool Supporters Trust spokesperson said “It is a ‘shabby’ anniversary. The club, the fans, the town of Blackpool are still being let down.”

Blackpool FC were playing away at Gillingham yesterday evening but outside Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, protesters held a vigil to highlight the continuing plight of the football club and the failure of the football authorities to acknowledge or act upon the seismic ruling of a year ago.

The BST representative said, “Fans held up all 163 pages of Justice Marcus Smith’s forensic ruling against the Oystons who have illegitimately stripped the football club, sued fans who dared to suggest they had done such a thing and cynically overseen the managed decline of a club which was in the Premier League only seven years ago.”

“It is a disgraceful situation and the ethical boycott by thousands of fans will continue until there is regime change at Blackpool FC.”

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