Messing With The Wrong People

When I posted on the argument brewing between the Northern Premier League, Invision (who provide a live broadband match service) and FC United of Manchester before on here, I wouldn’t have guessed at the surprising events that have come about since and these events are threatening to spiral out of control. Following on from FCUM’s initial request that their supporters do not travel to Curzon Ashton next Saturday. Firstly, Invision used the BBC’s Monday night Non-League radio show as a right to reply, and in it they utterly refuted FC United’s claims. United issued a formal complaint to the league, feeling that the “television company” (and I use the phrase loosely, as this is not a television company that as you would normally describe it) had stopped not far short of slandering them. In an amazing public statement made on Friday, the Northern Premier League came down on the side of their commercial partners. Consider, if you will, some of these comments: – FC United supporters who have expressed concerns that they do not support the boycott but are frightened for their personal safety from a minority who wish to take aggressive action against anyone who doesn’t share their views. The Northern Premier League is claiming that it has been contacted by a minority of FC United of Manchester supporters who want to go to the Curzon Ashton game...

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