Pompey fans set for two-minute protest at Blackpool

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POMPEY fans are set to show unity and perform a two-minute protest during today’s match away to Blackpool.

A rallying call was issued last night calling for fans to turn away from the action and spend two minutes clapping and chanting ‘Appleton’s Blue and White Army’.

Tom Dearie, vice-chairman of the Pompey’s Supporters’ Trust, said fans need to ‘stand up and fight for the club’ as Pompey could face another administration.

He said: ‘It was formed by a culmination of people and there have been a few ideas around in the past couple of days.

‘We have got to start somewhere. Hopefully this will have a snowball effect and those that can’t make it may see it, and something similar might happen on Tuesday.

‘We cannot let this happen again. With all the work the MPs and Supporters Direct are doing, the issue is being raised nationally. It’s the Football League and the authorities that need to see this.’

Mr Dearie added he had contacted Pompey players on Twitter to make them aware of the planned action.

He added: ‘This is nothing to do with the players. I wanted them to know it’s not against them, we all support them.’