Football has, not surprisingly, taken a back seat of late though these are difficult times for many of the nation’s football clubs, not least the club we all support, Bristol Rovers.
News that Supporters Club Director Ken Masters resigned his position this week because he was, in effect, ostracised by the club’s owner came on the back of news that the club was some £25m in debt.
Over the course of the last 12 months The Bristol Rovers President’s Club and the Bristol Rovers Supporters Club have worked closely on a number of projects and Ken’s input has been most valid and very welcome.
And now that link, between Boardroom and Support groups, has disappeared with no logic or explanation. The club can no longer claim to have a reputation for being a family one and we view Ken’s departure with dismay.
It is sad to have to take sides on what appears to be a chasm developing between supporters and owner and we fear for the very future of our club. However, we fully support Ken and Bristol Rovers Supporters Club moving forward and hope for a satisfactory conclusion to these troubled times.
While we all hope and pray that the coronavirus will be beaten sooner rather than later and that we all come through unscathed, it may seem trivial to worry about sport and football in particular, but we felt we could not let two significant issues in our club’s recent history pass without comment.
We hope that you are all staying safe and well.
Bristol Rovers President’s Club