Following calls from large sections of the Hull City support, we are backing a full boycott of the Swansea City FA Cup game.
Whilst HCST has been ‘backing the team; not the regime’, it is clear more needs to be done to highlight the mismanagement of Hull City AFC to the wider football world and a boycott of the Swansea City fixture would certainly do that.
Following months of anger from fans over the way our club is being run, most notably the removal of all concession ticketing with the new membership scheme, and topped-off by the banning of peaceful protester John Oxley this week, the Trust is calling on Hull City fans to boycott the Swansea City FA Cup tie on 7th January 2017.
Boycotting a match is a very effective way of getting a message across and drawing attention to an issue, as the likes of Blackpool and Coventry fans have shown in recent years,. It will hopefully provide us with national press coverage to highlight the club’s plight. However, boycotts are only effective when they are backed by a significant majority, therefore we would urge all fans, not just our membership, to refrain from buying a ticket for this game.
It goes without saying that this is not something we take lightly. A boycott has been avoided in over three years of protests, but the time has obviously now come to turn things up a notch. We all want the best for our football club and a boycott of this match is for the greater good.
Rather than buying a ticket for the game, we are calling for fans to instead donate to a charity which needs the money and will appreciate it, unlike Hull City under the Allams.
Update: Click here for details on the charities and to donate.