Ken Anderson Addresses Bolton Fan Protest

  • January 11, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Ken Anderson has spoken publicly about a proposed fan protest prior to Bolton's upcoming fixture against West Bromwich Albion.

The protest, collaboratively arranged by Burnden Aces, Lion of Vienna Suite, Trotters Blog, The Burnden Way and fans of Bolton Wanderers Football Club, is due to take part prior to the game, with those interested urged to meet at the Nat Lofthouse statue outside the University of Bolton Stadium at 7pm.

A 58th-minute walkout has since been discouraged, with fans instead urged to support their team during the match itself, but Anderson believes the negativity that will follow any protest will ultimately serve as a distraction.

Posting to, Anderson said: "I've noted that some fans groups have organised a protest for our game against West Brom on Monday 21 January.

"While I'm pleased that they have changed their minds not to walk out of the game on the 58th minute I also don't feel it is a good idea for them to hold their protest march before the game kicks off. I don't think that this benefits anyone and can only bring negative publicity to the club.

"It certainly won't make me rush into selling the club if that's the real intention of the march. I have always made my position absolutely clear insofar as that if and when a new investor came forward that I would be a willing seller if that would enable the club to have better financial resources and prospects going forward.

"It's also been brought to my attention that club legend John McGinlay will be leading this march which I find very disappointing. I have never spoken with John and he has never made any attempt to contact or speak with me to air his views, which I am sure would have offered him plenty of reassurance.

"Along with the Baronesses, who made their views known in the media, a 'source' has confirmed to me that none of them are current season ticket holders and have not been so for a number of years now!

"I really do hope that those who are planning and taking part in the proposed march think again and that the game can go ahead without any distractions for the players."

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