CHESTER City fans have sent a letter of apology to every team in the Blue Square Premier because they are so “ashamed” by the way their club is being run.
Chris Pilsbury, chairman of City Fans United (CFU), has put pen to paper on behalf of the official supporters’ club.
He feels City’s problems “reflect badly on us” and “do no good for the reputation of the league”.
The letter says the “trust and confidence” Chester’s fellow clubs gave them last summer – when the Blues were voted into the Football Conference after coming out of administration – has been “repaid with contempt”.
Cash-strapped Chester narrowly escaped being wound up at the High Court last week and are up for sale for just £1.
The letter states: “We are genuinely ashamed that our club has not honoured contracts, has kept football clubs and our own players waiting for payment and, after being allowed to start the season through the unanimous vote of our fellow Conference clubs, is now back facing administration or worse.”
Mr Pilsbury goes on to say that CFU are doing everything in their power “to ensure the swift transfer of ownership of the club to people who will operate in a radically different fashion”.
He also explains how the official CFU boycott of matches at the Deva Stadium is “one of the most painful things we can do as loyal supporters”.
The letter has been sent to every Blue Square Premier club and also circulated to all supporters’ trusts.
City Fans United issued a statement yesterday afternoon complaining that they had not received a purchase pack or any acknowledgement from the solicitors dealing with the sale of Chester – despite making two applications.
Mike Blood, of Brabners Chaffe Street, last night explained to The Chronicle that email problems had delayed his receipt of the CFU application. He has now received it and has sent out an official response.
Mr Blood said that there had been “more than five but less than 10” enquiries received so far for the Blues. For confidentiality reasons, he was unable to reveal the identities of any of the other interested parties.