Fans to show red card to chairman

Kettering Town's last Red card protest was against Kettering Council but this Saturday fans will be encouraged to 'show' Poppies chairman Imraan Ladak the red card

Kettering Town's last Red card protest was against Kettering Council but this Saturday fans will be encouraged to 'show' Poppies chairman Imraan Ladak the red card

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Kettering Town fans are planning a red card protest at Saturday’s game against Forest Green Rovers at Nene Park.

The protest is being led by the Kettering Town Supporters’ Trust and will see 1,500 red cards with ‘show Imraan the red card’ on them given to fans heading to the game.

The plan is a reversal of chairman Imraan Ladak’s own protest against Kettering Council over ground negotiations in 2009 when he gave out red cards hitting out at the council.

Trust chairman Mark Severn said he hoped the protest would be peaceful and not impact on the game, which could result in punishment from the league.

He said: “We want to show our displeasure at Imraan and his recent running of the club.

“With all the speculation about a takeover and Mark Cooper coming back we got excited but things seems to have stopped again and we’re seriously worried about the future of our club.”

On Saturday, the Evening Telegraph revealed HMRC had issued a claim for a winding-up order on the club.

Then on Sunday Mr Ladak said he was confident he could strike a deal with the taxman.

He also said he thought new investment for the club would be secured this month.

But in a statement, a spokesman for the supporters’ trust said: “The trust is no longer prepared to support the club financially while Imraan Ladak is chairman.

“He has served the Poppies well until recently and we appreciate the amount of money he has put into the club but we believe it is now time for him to move on.”