Robbie Williams gives vote to Port Vale fans' club

Robbie Williams
Williams claimed a 24.9% stake in Port Vale in 2006

Pop star Robbie Williams has decided to nominate Port Vale Supporters' Club as his proxy vote for their Extraordinary General Meeting on 1 June.

Williams, who is a major shareholder and lifelong supporter, originally said he would abstain from voting.

The EGM was set up by fans after the Vale board refused to accept a takeover bid from local businessman Mo Chaudry.

An NLV statement read: "We appreciate Robbie taking the time to become acquainted with the complex situation."

It continued: "The Supporters Club is ideally placed to canvass the views of fans and shareholders alike, ensuring that the views of the shareholders are properly represented at this important meeting concerning the future of the club.

"We are confident the fans will appreciate the opportunity for their voice to be heard at the EGM via the Port Vale Supporters Club."

Chaudry had offered to purchase 51% of shares in the League Two outfit but club rules state that no one person can own more than 24.9%.

The refusal to accept the bid has led to angered supporters setting up the meeting to discuss the club's future.

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