BLACKBURN Rovers Action Group (BRAG) have called for their fellow supporters to “Back the Badge” in an attempt to show what the Ewood Park matchday experience can be like.

The group, who were behind the early protests against former boss Steve Kean and owners Venky’s, are launching a campaign aimed at packing Ewood for the visit of Ipswich on February 9.

BRAG were criticised by large sections of supporters when they threatened to step up their campaign against owners Venky’s if the appointment of manager Michael Appleton went through.

Now, they believe an act of unity will show owners Venky’s that their running of the club over the past two years is the reason for dwindling home attendances.

A Group statement said: “We call on all supporters’ groups and individuals to put your weight behind the “Back the Badge Campaign”.

“The last two years have brought about much disharmony both around the club and within the stands. All supporters matter and every opinion is an important ingredient to why we love our club.

“Many reasons have been given as to why supporters have chosen to stay away, however the only way to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the primary reason is the way the club has been dismantled under Venky’s ownership is to unite together for this one match and pack Ewood Park out with home supporters.

“We ask all supporters not to do this for Venky’s or any supporter group but to do it for yourselves and the famous badge which unites us all.”