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Coventry City fans plan London protest

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

Coventry City fans will be demonstrating in London this month to highlight their plight as the club faces homelessness and expulsion from the EFL.

Led by the Sky Blues Trust, Coventry City supporters will be protesting outside the offices of SISU, the hedge fund that owns the club, and the headquarters of the EFL on Thursday 21st March.

“We’ll be calling at SISU headquarters for a lawful demonstration to urge our club owners to do whatever they need to do to ensure a deal is done with Wasps to stay at the Ricoh,” the Sky Blues Trust said.

“We’ll also be delivering your messages to Joy Seppala [SISU chief executive] to let her know just what Coventry City means to our supporters and just why it is so important that the Sky Blues remain in Coventry.”

The threat of expulsion from the EFL still hangs over the club after the league’s board announced yesterday that “the club is not yet in a position to provide absolute clarity of its plans”.

At this stage, an Extraordinary General Meeting of EFL clubs is still set to go ahead to consider Coventry City’s expulsion from the league on Thursday 25th April if they are unable to satisfy the requirements in line with EFL rules.

Outgoing EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said: “We have reviewed the position of Coventry City, and while we are still some distance away from having absolute confirmation, the EFL will continue to work with the Club to progress every possible avenue in order to reach an appropriate resolution.”

The Sky Blues Trust said the EFL should do everything in its power to keep Coventry at the Ricoh Arena and in the league.

“We’ll be heading to the EFL’s base in London to send them the same message,” the trust said. “That Coventry City belongs not only in Coventry but also as a proud member of the Football League and to ask them to ensure they do everything in their power to ensure that happens.”

The coach of Sky Blues will be leaving Coventry for London at approximately 9am and returning from the capital at 4pm.

Thanks to PA Images for the image used in this article.

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