Arsenal fans’ groups support surfing of banner by opposition
27 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.