Hull City fans protest plans for the new season

Hull City Supporters Trust lay out their plans for the new season to reclaim their club


No communication, no manager, no engagement, no signings, no identity, no concessions, no honesty. The list goes on. You don’t need us to tell you what a state Hull City is in at the moment. The owners are digging their heels in more than ever, discarding people at an alarming rate and pushing ahead with all of their ill-considered ideas with their usual arrogance and complete lack of interest in the damaging effects they will have.

A lot of people have been talking about protests in recent weeks, particularly since the departure of Steve Bruce. It’s clear that the desire to protest against the way that the club is being run by the Allams is stronger than ever before. We’ve also had loads of protest ideas sent to us, this has really helped so please keep them coming!

So let’s cut to the chase; it’s happening again. We will be organising and coordinating protests over the coming weeks, starting with our season-opening home game against Leicester City on Saturday 13th August. This game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, with a large TV audience expected. We’ve been approached by Leicester City’s Foxes Trust asking how they can help us, so we look forward to welcoming them and involving them in things.

We have had success in the past with our peaceful red card protest, which took place at the end of last season. Expanding upon this idea will form a part of the protest. We will be distributing cards to supporters outside the ground again, but they’ll be slightly different to last time. Like last time, we’d really appreciate help from fans in distributing the cards. We’ll tell you where and when nearer to the date, but for now let us know if you’re interested in helping. We’ll also provide an online template so that if you prefer, you can print off a card at home and bring it with you. Several thousand cards can get expensive, so you’d also be doing us a favour by taking that option.

Cards alone are not enough though, so we’ll be organising additional protests, but we’d like to keep some of this as a surprise for maximum impact, so forgive us for not sharing all of the details just yet.

None of this is cheap though, and we need all of the help we can get, so if you support this movement but are not already a HCST member, please consider joining us to support this protest effort. It’s at times like this that we need a strong group of fans to challenge the club, and the more members the Trust has, the louder our collective voice is. There are other benefits to joining too. Oh, and it only costs a fiver.

As always, you can get in touch with us via any of the usual methods: Facebook, Twitter, or E-mail.

If you’d like to donate to our protest fund (as some very generous souls have offered to do since we first published this article) you can do so using the ‘Donate’ button below.

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