Sacked Ken gets Trot­ters’ back­ing

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

BOLTON fans were shocked when Southend sacked long-serv­ing grounds­man Ken Hare in the af­ter­math of the post­poned match against their club last week­end – and they’re try­ing to get him his job back. Hare had worked for the Shrimpers for 27 years but was held re­spon­si­ble for the game fall­ing foul of a frozen pitch. Hun­dreds of Trot­ters fans had a wasted jour­ney to the match, but have led calls for Hare to be re­in­stated. In­deed, they’ve even set up a pe­ti­tion on change.org – and more than 2,000 peo­ple have signed it. Whether it will have any af­fect re­mains to be seen. Southend de­fended their move, say­ing: “The nec­es­sary de­ci­sion sur­round­ing Mr Hare was a dis­ap­point­ment and of course not taken lightly.”

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