After the events of this week, if you didn’t realise it already it’s red alert time at Villa Park. The departing director Mervyn King has more than hinted that a sale in motion, while that process takes place everything like new managers and planning for next season seems to have been put on hold, judging by his and David Bernstein’s resignations.
This following message from the Chairman of the Aston Villa Irish Lions Clubs certainly capture the anger and distrust of Randy Lerner felt by a lot of Villa supporters at the moment.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE from the Chairman of Aston Villa’s Irish Lions Club.
The events of the past few days are the culmination of six years of bad decisions, management and ultimately poor ownership.
As the chairman of the Aston Villa’s biggest overseas supporters club and current overseas supporters club of the year, I feel that we are in a position where we can make a difference.
I am personally WITHDRAWING financial support of Aston Villa FC. I will not be buying tickets, merchandise and also will not be facilitating the purchase of anything that lines the pockets of the people who currently own, run and play for the club. Until Randy Lerner has gone.
I am reaching out to you to do the same. As Villa’s biggest supporters club and Villa’s biggest catchment of fans outside of Birmingham we can hit Randy & co the only way they will notice. Their pockets!
The current regime treats us like a customer and not a supporter, so we should treat them like a business.
Would you go to a cinema and watch a bad movie, then go back the next week – pay good money to watch it again? If you had a bad experience in any establishment, hotel, shop – would you be in a hurry to go back again and spend your money? I pretty sure, the answer would be a resounding NO!
Aston Villa do not currently deserve the great supporters mind-set of supporting a team through thick and thin. The attitude of supporting a team during the highs and lows, come rain and shine. Their whole business model relies on this ‘Guaranteed income from hard core supporters’
So I’m asking all Villa fans to stop financially supporting the Villa until they treat us as supporters.
Do not buy any more tickets, merchandise & boycott the new Villa kit.
I truly believe that the only way to hurt the Aston Villa business is by not being a customer.
When we get treated as a supporter, then we can come back and help support their business.
Chairman – Aston Villa Irish Lions Club