BLACKBURN Rovers fan groups are set to fly to India in a bid to try and force a meeting with the club's controversial owner Venky's.

The announcement came at an open public meeting in Blakeys Cafe Bar, Blackburn, held on Thursday to discuss the present and future ownership of the beleaguered Championship club.


In the two-and-a-half hour meeting attended by over 500 fans plans were hatched to hold protests at the club's home fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers on October 29, which is to be screened live on Sky sports.

Fans will be encouraged to only enter the stadium on 18 minutes and leave on 75 minutes. That is to symbolise 1875 - the year the club, which plays its home games at Ewood Park, was formed. An idea was also discussed to blow whistles during the fixture to disrupt play.

The event was organised by the BRFC Action Group in conjunction with the Rovers Trust, the club’s official supporters’ trust, and the Ewood Blues. It was backed by other fan organisations.

Graham Bateson, who was the master of ceremonies the event, said: "Tonight's discussion is purely about the present and future of Blackburn Rovers Football Club. This was not about dwelling over the past. It was all about trying to find out the right solution to try and get the owners to commit to selling the club."

Nobody from the club was present at the meeting.

Read more in Saturday's Lancashire Telegraph