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Fans United – Saturday 6th May

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Football supporters will come together for a concerted day of action this Saturday (6th May) to protest against the game’s most unpopular owners.

Divided into three parts, the day of action takes place on the same day that Blackpool take on Leyton Orient at Bloomfield Road, a repeat of November’s fixture when supporters of both sides protested together at Brisbane Road.

1) The March: Supporters are asked to begin congregating from 3.30pm at Blackpool Pleasure Beach for the 4pm march – meeting at “The Big One” on the southern end of the Promenade before heading towards the West Stand at Bloomfield Road (5.00pm). The route along Blackpool seafront, see below, is 1.2 miles long and is expected to take around 30 minutes to complete.

Fans United March Route May 2

2) The Alternative Football Match: Following the demonstration at Bloomfield Road at 5.30pm, buses will take supporters to The Mechanics ground, home of AFC Blackpool. A Clubs-in-Crisis XI will take on a Blackpool XI with the match kicking off at 6.30pm.

3) Aftershow: From 8pm there will be a social event held at The Shovels pub which is across the road from AFC Blackpool. Organisers say there will be a “fine blend of Northern Soul music to get merry to”.

All supporters are welcome to attend the day of action on Saturday. Banners and placards are also welcome. You can follow the action on the day via the #FansUnited and #JD3 hashtags on Twitter.

Thanks to Kim Benson for the image used in this article. Reproduced here under Creative Commons license.

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