Over 40,000 Sky Blues fans told to behave peacefully at Wembley final

Sky Blues fans have been asked not to protest too disruptively against Sisu at Sunday’s Checkatrade Trophy final match against Oxford.

Over 40,000 Coventry City fans will descend on Wembley, but a supporters group has asked those attending to make the club look attractive to potential buyers.

“We deliberately decided that Wembley should not be about protesting… Demonstrating, yes – demonstrating what huge potential the club has got,” David Johnson from the Jimmy Hill Way Campaign told the BBC.

“It is a great occasion to advertise to maybe potential owners that could come in and rescue us.”

“It’s almost like a little fairytale in a bubble,” Johnson added. “It is something we didn’t imagine we would be doing, particularly in a season that has been as bad as this.

“It’s going to be bittersweet. We will have a whale of time win or lose but, when it is all over and done with, we will come away still facing relegation to League Two and the very real prospect that we won’t have a club much longer because of what Sisu have done to it.

“We still recognise that it has been devalued as a trophy. On the other hand, it is a day out at Wembley and when is that going to come around again? Probably never, is the answer in our case.”

And the EFL and Wembley released a joint statement laying out rules for fans who want to take flags to the match.

They should not “contain advertising and commercial messages, or contain abusive or defamatory language”.

And they should not exceed 100cm in size at the longest or widest point, except by prior permission.

 

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