DEFIANT OYSTON GOES ON ATTACK
BLACKPOOL chairman Karl Oyston has made a staunch defence of his running of the club – brandishing protesting fans as naive and childish.
Oyston has been chairman of Blackpool since 1999 but recent years have seen the club slip from the Premier League to League Two.
The 48-year-old has come under fire for his running of the club, but Oyston has hit out at the protesters.
“I have taken plenty of wrong turns and I’ll be the first to admit that,” he said. “I have been here for over 20 years and we have had good times and some bad times more recently.
“I think it’s very much in vogue for some people, and let’s not over-egg the pudding, there’s normally a handful – half a dozen or so – outside the ground on match day waving a banner around.
“They are people with no alternatives, nothing to offer and just want to criticise, deride and abuse the proper fans that come into the ground.
“Their numbers are dwindling, the interest is dwindling and they’re a busted flush. They have nothing to offer and you can only go on for so long trotting out the same tired rhetoric before they get bored of it.
“We run the club and yet they naively, perhaps childishly, think we should be driven away.”
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