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18th June 2002 17:27


MANSFIELD Town fans are being urged the travel to London next month to take
part in a day of protests against ITV companies Carlton and Granada.

The Nationwide League are calling on supporters to show disgust at their
treatment following the collapse of ITV Digital with the big ITV companies'
refusal to take financial responsibility for the £1.78m owing which is
causing clubs hardship and possible closure.
From11th-26th July, clubs have been allocated days to take their turn to
protest outside Carlton and Granada headquarters and Stags will be there on
Thursday, 18th July alongside fans from Leicester City, Leyton Orient,
Lincoln City, Luton Town and Macclesfield Town.
"I hope as many Stags fans as possible can get down there and back our
campaign," said chairman Keith Haslam, pictured above.
""I have spoken to the Stags Supporters Association and I hope we can get
some coaches organised.
All club chairmen will gather in Knightsbridge for their own day of protest
on 11th July.
"ITV have treated football shabbily. Notts County were the latest to go into
administration this week," he added. "But it is now happening so often with
clubs that no one is batting an eyelid. Sooner or later one of these clubs
is not going to come out of it."
A call for football fans to boycott ITV World Cup coverage seems to be
working accordng to latest figures. Fans are also urged to write to their
local MP on the matter.
The whole situation is due to reach court for a bitter battle on 26th July.
Source: The Chad

 

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