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Fans group granted government meeting
The fans’ group campaigning for the removal of Blackburn manager Steve Kean have been granted meetings with Government and the Premier League to air their concerns.
The BRFC Action Group have long called for the removal of Kean and claim owners Venky’s, the Indian poultry firm, are not fit and proper persons to run the club.
Their campaign has been stepped up since the club was relegated from the Barclays Premier League amid scenes of unrest and protest at Ewood Park last week.
Blackburn MP Jack Straw has facilitated a meeting of the fans with sports minister Hugh Robertson next month and the Premier League have agreed in principle to meet them too.
A statement from the BRFC Action Group committee read: “We as a group of supporters, elected by its members, are disgusted that our club has been allowed to be pillaged with very little resistance from the regulatory bodies who should act in the best interest of the sport and supporters.”
The action group’s chairman Glen Mullan said in the statement: “This will give us an opportunity to put our case to the highest authorities and offer supporting evidence to why we feel that our club’s activities has not been monitored at all, since the FA granted Venky’s (status as) a fit and proper owners.
Many fans pinpoint the club’s takeover by Venky’s 18 months ago as the start of their demise.
Venky’s sacked Allardyce soon into their stewardship and appointed Kean, who was the subject of demonstrations throughout this season’s struggles.
Blackburn Rovers declined to comment.