ROCK ON! BAND IS BACKING SKY BLUE CHANGE
COVENTRY fans have endured a never-ending stream of disappointments over the last decade, and now their celebrity supporters have decided enough is enough.
Rock band The Enemy hail from the city, and the die-hard Sky Blues patrons are declaring it has to be “now or never” if they are to rid the club of owners Sisu, a hedge fund.
With no long-term deal in place for a home stadium, the Coventry
Telegraph this week launched a petition for Sisu to sell up – and they hit the 10,000-name landmark within 48 hours.
The Enemy’s bassist Andy Hopkins is urging even more fans to join the bandwagon to put pressure on the company he believes has become ‘a cancer’.
“I’ve been a fan since the early 1990s and it’s not rocket science. There’s only one way this is going,” he said. “There’s the debacle with the stadium and there’s no obvious plan.
“It has rotted the club to the core. We are going towards extinction and another director has now gone. It’s beyond a joke.
“It’s not just about football and it’s not just about Coventry City FC – it’s about what is morally right and wrong. We are a club with a proud history, which is being ripped apart.”
Since Sisu took control in 2007 the club has slipped to the bottom of League One and 14 directors have come and gone.
Hopkins added: “It’s great that the Coventry
Telegraph have taken this stance and we need this to work as the knock-on effect of losing the club will be massive for the city.
“Henry Winter, Stan Collymore and others have signed and understand what we are trying to do. The fact that the Football League and the FA haven’t stepped in is an absolute disgrace. I wish we had the money to buy the club.
“I remember watching Noel Whelan and, even further back, Robert Rosario and Micky Quinn. What do the young fans have now?”
ANGRY: Andy Hopkins