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Protest gathering momentum as fighting fund raises thousands

Filed: Friday, 2nd February 2018
By: Staff Writer

The Real West Ham Fans Action Group have announced plans for a protest match on Saturday, 10 March.

The group, set up recently to take West Ham United's Board to task over a string of broken promises following the move to Stratford will be heading a peaceful march little over a month from now.

Organisers of the event, which is being planned with the cooperation of Police and local authorities hope to attract in excess of 3,000 West Ham supporters to the event, which is scheduled to take place on the day West Ham host Burnley in the Premier League.

However having received the backing of the vast majority of independent West Ham websites and Facebook groups, it is thought that actual numbers could exceed the target audience by some considerable amount.

"We feel that David Sulivan is unfit to run our football club," RWHFAG committee member Micky Morgan told KUMB. "He helped destroy Birmingham and he's destroying West Ham, which is why we're here. The damage is done now.

"Sullivan seems to think that West Ham fans no longer have any clout. He doesn't realise what's coming.

"The march is going to start in Stratford and we're going to descend on the ground from there. There'll be transport available for disabled supporters and those who have trouble walking long distances.

"Everything is being arranged in conjunction with the Police so it'll be a perfectly legal march. Everyone is welcome, including families and children; there'll be nans and granddads present too.

"This is about West Ham United, there'll be no confrontation, we're just protesting against the Board who have effectively just banked 20million from the transfer window."

The depth of support for the initiative can be illustrated by a casual glance at the RWHFAG's justgiving appeal, set up to create a fighting fund for march organisers.

The fundraising effort, which started this week with the aim of raising 20,000 has already raised an incredible 14,000 in just 48 hours, with hundreds of West Ham supporters having donated to the cause.

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