Why did the chicken cross the road? To get out of Blackburn.
A Rovers supporters group are hoping to give chicken magnates the Venky’s the perfect opportunity to sell the club and end an increasingly disastrous three year reign of terror at Ewood Park, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Fans, Ian Battersby and Ian Currie, who had talks with the club’s owners in 2011, have claimed that they have significant investors attached to their company, Seneca Partners, a company that ‘offers independent Investment and Alternative Asset Management business for private individuals, entrepreneurs, companies, funds and charities.’
“We are desperate to do something about it because there is a legacy of generations to protect here,” Battersby said. “Blackburn is a northern mill town and the club is at the heart of that community, but the picture just gets worse and worse under the current regime,” they said.
“We have been trying for 18 months to get Venky’s to engage with us and have offered them a sensible and credible plan to enable them to make a managed exit from the club.”
However, having spent £46 million already and seeing attendances drop down to just over 8,000, the club run the risk of entering administration, a procedure that could lead to new owners being installed but whoever that may be will be responsible for over £30 millions of debt.
At this stage, though, anything may be a better option than the current situation. Blackburn are currently one point above the Championship drop zone and are now on their fourth manager of the season.