Protest group ‘SISU Out’ have today released a statement regarding their planned protest to take place when Coventry City host Swindon Town in a League One fixture being broadcast live by Sky Sports on Monday, January 12th.
The statement in full:
Who are we?
We are a group of lifelong Coventry City supporters who are frustrated and angry at the tragic demise of OUR football club.
Who we are is not important. We are merely fans who love the Sky Blues and are not prepared to put up with this downward spiral anymore.
We have spoken to and taken soundings from a huge number of City fans and know the vast majority feel the same. It is time to take action !
Why are we protesting?
In 7 years we have seen nothing but failed plans and promises from our club owners SISU. Here are some of the key points as to why we feel the need to protest.
Continued lack of investment in the playing squad
No attempt to prevent relegation into League one
2 Administration’s and consequent point deductions
Repeated Transfer embargoes
Losing out on the Ricoh due to SISU’s failed tactics
The unforgiveable act of tearing the club from its community and dragging it to Northampton to ground share at Sixfields against virtually all CCFC fans wishes.
Repeated failure to meet deadlines and promises that the club made themselves regarding land deals for this new ground
Considering plans to build a new ground to be built outside of Coventry – if it is not in Coventry then we are not interested. It’s called Coventry City for a good reason.
Re-mortgaging of the training ground.
The sale of our best players for millions and replacing them with freebies and loan players.
The list goes on and on !
What does the Protest entail?
The protest will take place on Monday January 12th at the Ricoh Arena during the Coventry City v Swindon Townmatch.
We want this protest to be a strong, clear ,unequivocal but peaceful protest for the full 90 minutes of play but also a very loud statement from our passionate fans to say we are not standing for this anymore. We refuse to be treated like fools !
We are not moving to a new ground outside of Coventry so if they are your plans then put us up for SALE now and GO. If you have no plans for a new stadium as recent information obtained seems to indicate then why are you still here ?
The Protest will be focused around blocks 15 to 16 towards the scoreboard to generate a stronger and louder protest but we would encourage all fans in whatever part of the stadium to get involved !
On 7th minute (7 years of SISU) hold up GO signs
On 57th minute (12 mins 1 min for each month(12) gone by since we were promised imminent details of a new land deal ) hold up GO signs
And In between let’s make our voices be heard loud and clear and let’s be vocal like we always are !
We urge and welcome as many people as possible to bring their own personal banners and messages as well as we want to get as many messages across as possible to be pictured in the media
If you are NOPM or a season ticket holder we urge each and every one of you to join forces and unite for this one protest towards SISU so as to maximise the effect and send a clear defiant message to our owners.