Blackburn boss Steve Kean to face fresh protest from fans

By Ian SingletonBBC Sport
Blackburn fans protest
Blackburn have scored only six goals in six home league games this season

A group of Blackburn Rovers fans have announced further protests against boss Steve Kean and the club's owners.

Organisers say they will not stop demonstrating until Kean is sacked and the club is run "in the way it deserves".

Protests are planned during Saturday's fixture at Stoke City, and the home match with Swansea on 3 December.

The fans outlined their stance in a strongly-worded letter to Venky's, the owners of the club.

Supporters said they were angry at Venky's management, Kean's handling of team affairs and the fact he was this week handed a revised contract with a reported pay rise.

Blackburn are 19th in the Premier League with one win and seven points from 12 matches. Since Kean took over from Sam Allardyce in December 2010, he has overseen six wins in 33 league games.

In the letter, supporters tell the Rao family behind the Venky's poultry and pharmaceutical firm: "The path that has been taken during your 12-month tenure has affected fans and their families in ways that you probably will not be able to imagine.

"We fear the fans' patience and enthusiasm for their club is at a breaking point.

"All we ask is that you take great care and consideration in your future decisions and maintain Blackburn Rovers' long history of honour and tradition."

As well as demonstrating at the Stoke match, the group of fans are printing thousands of yellow T-shirts bearing the slogan "100% Rovers, 0% Venky's and Kean" which they hope fellow supporters will wear to the Swansea game.

A mass walkout during that match is also planned.

Organisers Glen Mullan and Simon Littler said: "These protests will be the most intense since they started nearly three months ago as the supporters continue their efforts to try to save the club from ruin."