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24 hour protest is underway

24 hour protest is underway

The BRFC Action Group and the protesters are at Ewood Park as we speak taking part in a 24 hour protest against Venky's running of the club.

The protest has been organised to be peaceful but demonstrative and to show the level of distress caused by Venky's near 14 month reign at Blackburn Rovers.

The demonstrations will culminate in an arranged march before tomorrow's match against Fulham kicks off at 3pm.

The group have also issued a statement with regards to the ongoing troubles at the club and the recent interview given to Sky Sports by former Rovers associate/agent Jerome Anderson.

The statement read - 'We are appalled by the accusations made by Jerome Anderson in his Sky interview earlier this week regarding the organised element of protest against Venkys and Steve Kean. Both organisers have been supporters for over 30 years, and have seen our club through the good and bad times. The club is in complete turmoil from the top down. There is no sinister plan, or alterior motive surrounding the protest which have been going on for four months. Blackburn Rovers are currently bottom of the Premier League, Our Manager Steve Kean, has the worst managerial record in our Premiership history.

Our owners, who Jerome Anderson sourced have increased debt level and recorded an £18 million operating loss in their first 6 months of ownership. Part of this debt is due to the £4.3 Million paid to agent's including Jerome Anderson who by his own admission was heavily involved in advising Venkys over transfer and contracts. This was a 300% rise on agent fee's from previous years, They are now at a similar level to Manchester United, whose transfer net spend is 4 or 5 times greater than Rovers.

We are equally concerned that Anderson has found the need to discuss Blackburn Rovers private business in a TV interview and has issued legal notices on various comment/discussion boards which are used by Blackburn Rovers supporters. Jerome Anderson profited massively from the sale of Blackburn Rovers to Venkys, and was paid by both the seller and purchaser.

Blackburn Rovers supporters have never publicly via media platforms questioned Jerome Anderson, and for him to make these accusations at a time when supporters have genuine concern for the future of their club, is insulting and without substance. We are always happy to communicate with any party and have always been open and frank, about our concerns and intentions. As organisers we are extremely disappointed that our integrity has been called into question by an individual who has been paid handsomely for his services by Blackburn Rovers.

A smear campaign against the supporters has been in full force in recent weeks, but at all times we have remained calm and kept our dignity. Our supporters have been protesting because they care and are worried about the clubs long term future under our absent owners stewardship. If Jerome Anderson has an issue with supporters perhaps it would of been an idea to address the supporters professionally and in person, than to publicly distance himself from the issue's which are apparent at our club.'

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Friday January 13 2012
Time: 3:03PM

Comments

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Perhaps the FA need to step in and get some answers... sure they cannot say you must spend this or must do that... but they need to know the club is being managed professionally.
Cape Town Spurs
13/01/2012 15:19:00
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We need to get the media onside an this may in fact do it. Just hope booing during the games stop as I have made my feeling on these clear. Very well written statement btw
the-one-and-only-mar
13/01/2012 17:14:00
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So J£rom£, let's get this straight - you have definitely not profited immensely from the documented £4.6m agents' fees, you had nothing to do with swapping Big Sam for your own client and inexperienced manager Steve Kean and you had nothing to do with the club signing your own son and Leyton Orient reject Myles Anderson? Doesn't sound very plausible does it. Now you're threatening to take legal action against any fans who speak out against you. Let me remind you that there is 20,000 plus of us and one of you! Bring it on!!!
Bondy75
14/01/2012 10:28:00
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Also, J£rom£, I am more than willing to contribute £100 to any Rovers fan that you take legal action against. If a mere 999 other Rovers fans do the same then that amounts to £100,000 - this should be enough to cover any legal costs and ensure that your financial dealings with Blackburn Rovers are brought up before the courts. All for one and one for all!
Bondy75
14/01/2012 10:51:00
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perhaps you should protest before every game...
Lionhart
14/01/2012 18:00:00
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