Pompey demo is called off

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A DEMONSTRATION planned to be held outside Fratton Park before Pompey's home game tomorrow has been postponed.

SOS Pompey, the fans group which organised the demonstration, will instead meet David Lampitt, chief executive of Portsmouth Football Club, next week.

The group has a number of questions regarding Pompey's owners' vision for the football club.

Balram Chainrai and Levi Kushnir have so far continued to refuse to meet supporters.

It is anticipated the demonstration may instead take place after the window closes on Monday, January 31 if SOS Pompey decide further action needs to be taken.

Brendon Bone, group spokesman, said: 'At this time, and following today's discussions, it is the opinion of SOS Pompey that we should postpone not cancel the demonstration until the end of the transfer widnow.

'At that point in time it will be clear as to whether further action will need to be taken and at that point we will go from there.

'SOS Pompey would like to point out that no pressure was ever put on us by Mr Lampitt or anyone at Portsmouth FC to postpone or cancel the demonstrations.

'However, the aims of SOS have always been to open full and frank dialogue with the owners and this is the first step to that happening.'