Wimbledon fans support Coventry City’s fight to go home

AFC Wimbledon fans protesting against Coventry City’s move to Northampton during their Capital One Cup tie with MK Dons in Milton Keynes

AFC wimbledon support coventry cityFootball supporters who saw their club quit their home permanently have given their backing to Sky Blues fans facing a similar struggle.

AFC Wimbledon supporters held up banners bearing the “Fix Football” slogan last night during their Capital One Cup clash with MK Dons.

The slogan points to online petition fixfootball.co.uk calling for an independent government inquiry into the situation which has seen Coventry City move to play in Northampton.

AFC Wimbledon supporters know the significance of teams being allowed to play outside their home city as the club was formed when Wimbledon were given permission to relocate to Milton Keynes from London and become MK Dons.

Supporters of the League Two club held up banners during the 35th minute – to mark the miles Sky Blues fans must travel to watch their team play.

Around 1,000 AFC Wimbledon fans took part in the protest which was co-ordinated by supporters groups The Sky Blue Trust and The Dons Trust.

CJ Joiner, from The Sky Blue Trust, travelled to Milton Keynes to organise the protest after arranging similar action during AFC’s clash with Northampton Town at Sixfields last season.

He said: “The Fix Football campaign is open to every football club from the Premier League to the Conference.

“AFC was the ideal team to ask for support because of what happened to them.

“When I asked they said it was a brilliant idea and they were absolutely behind the campaign. Our clubs can be an example of what can happen.

“We want people to sign the petition and if those 1,000 people all sign it will all help. I know some people were signing it at half time!

“The amount of people who took part shows you that there is a big football family there.”

Similar protests are planned in the future and the Fix Football signs could even make an appearance at an upcoming England international.

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Original:  http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/afc-wimbledon-fans-back-sky-7606127

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