Reading fans plan latest protest against Dai Yongge – Reading Today Online

Reading FC - Get that clown out of our town

READING FC fans will commence with their latest protest against owner Dai Yongge on Saturday when the Royals host Charlton Athletic in League One.

Pressure group ‘Sell Before We Dai’ are encouraging Reading supporters to wear clown wigs, masks and costumes.

A statement released by SBWD reads: “Supporters are being encouraged to go to game sporting clown wigs, masks and costumes to symbolise the circus created by the ‘clown’ of an owner, whose financial mismanagement has to date cost the club 16 points in the last three seasons.

“Campaign group Sell Before We Dai have organised Clown Day and have arranged for face painters to be on hand so Reading’s young supporters can join in too.

“There will also be a limited number of clown wigs and masks available outside the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Saturday, including masks depicting the face of Dai Yongge.

Sell Before We Dai spokesperson Nick Holton added: “In our eyes Dai Yongge is a clown and he needs to hurry up and sell the club to someone who will invest wisely and drag us out of the mess he’s created.

“We know that not all fans are comfortable with protests that interrupt the game, plus we pride ourselves on being a family friendly club, so we want our latest protest to be something everyone can get behind and have a bit of fun with while also sending a serious message to the owner.”

So far this season, Reading fans have protested during matches against their owner several times which has included throwing tennis balls and fake money onto the pitch, as well a pitch invasion which saw their match against Port Vale get abandoned after thousands of supporters took to the field.

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