Cardiff City FC issue statement ahead of fans protest

Cardiff City Football Club have issued the following statement on their official site ahead of a fans protest against the colour change of the clubs traditional blue shirts.

It is expected that up to 5,000 bluebirds will march at 2pm Saturday afternoon making their way to protest outside the Cardiff City Stadium, the organisers have called for all fans attending to wear blue and bring blue scarves to show they are against the colour change.

They plan to create a ‘sea of blue’ inside the stadium at exactly 19 minutes and 27 seconds into the game, Cardiff won the FA Cup in 1927, to show the major shareholder Vincent Tan that 90% of the fans do not support his changes as he recently suggested.

This evening the club released a statement which invites the organisers of the protest to sit down and meet chairman Mehmet Dalman before the kick off.

Cardiff City Football Club would like to thank supporter group organisers, including the official Cardiff City Supporters Club and Supporters Trust for working to ensure the pre-match march to the Fred Keenor statue on Saturday afternoon will be peaceful, non-offensive and to clear timelines.

Following the march, organisers have been invited to sit down with the Chairman before kick-off, as stadium staff help facilitate safe and efficient entry for participants ahead of an important Premier League fixture.

Of most importance is for a shared and positive focus to remain at a critical stage of the season. All at the club are fully committed to working with fans to ensure the team receives the best possible support, both home and away for our remaining fixtures.

Thank you as always for your support.