THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

Arsenal fans’ groups support surfing of banner by opposition

icon nofans27 May ~ A petition has been started to allow a banned Aston Villa flag, funded by supporters, into the FA Cup final. Over 200 Villa fans raised £3,000 to pay for the flag, which reads “Never mind the Arsenal, here’s the Aston Villa” to surf at Wembley on Saturday but have been refused permission to bring it into the ground because it includes the name of the opposition. Arsenal supporters’ groups have released a joint statement supporting their Villa counterparts and pointing out that the banner “is a humorous design” and that they “see absolutely no reason why Arsenal fans should consider it anything other than what it is, a well designed idea with no intention to cause any offence or incite bad feeling between the fans”. You can read more details and sign the petition here.

Related articles

Photo of the week ~ Getting into the FA Cup spirit at Hastings United
Hastings United 3 Blackfield & Langley 0, 20/10/2012, The Pilot Field, FA Cup fourth qualifying round Photo by Simon Gill for WSC...
When Oldham's amazing cup runs led to a grudge match with Manchester United
Embed from Getty Images // A 1990 FA Cup semi-final was the first staging of a derby against Manchester United in Dan Turner's lifetime and a 3-3...
Graham Taylor: In his own words
Peloton Publishing, £18.99Reviewed by David HarrisonFrom WSC 375, April 2018Buy the book The untimely loss of Graham Taylor in January 2017...