The Port Vale Supporters club have announced a day of action after a vote of no confidence in owner Norman Smurthwaite at their last meeting.
An email to supporters confirmed:
At last night’s supporters club meeting there was a vote of no confidence proposed in the owner/chairman, Norman Smurthwaite.
100% of the people in attendance backed the vote of no confidence.
For Vale fans to carry unanimously such a vote regarding Smurthwaite’s ownership is very significant. The meeting was well attended and there were some good discussions had; thank you to all those who attended and for your contributions.
A number of votes were held during the meeting that mean the supporters’ club will be organising a day of action on Saturday 16th February before, and during the match against Morecambe. The supporters’ club committee are encouraging all Vale fans to take part in this PEACEFUL demonstration. We would also ask fans to be respectful of each other whether or not they take part in the day of action. The three main actions of the day are:
- Supporters are invited to march from Burslem Town Hall to Vale Park prior to kick off.
- During the game there will be a red card protest
- Fans are encouraged not to buy anything from the kiosks, shop, or bars.
The meeting saw an unprecedented level of support from fans to show the club how unhappy the fan base is with the way the club is being run. We also want the owner to tell us his plans for the future of Port Vale, or even better to put the club up for sale at a fair price. The feeling at the meeting was that we are facing football oblivion. Port Vale fans deserve better.
We will be sending more details out nearer to the game, but we want to thank everyone who came to the meeting last night and for all the messages we have had via social media too.