I had some of these scarves made in 2013 and then someone else had some more made. The second batch of scarves are a bit different to the original 300 I had made. The original ones have ‘October 2013’ at one end; the new ones have ‘KEEP RIGHT ON’.
What’s the point of the scarves?
I had the first lot of scarves made because I wanted to provide a non violent way for fans to express their anger at the state our club is in. I don’t believe that anything we do here in Birmingham is going to have much of an effect on our owners in Hong Kong but it feels better to do something rather than nothing.
Also, any sensible person who may be thinking about buying the club will take a look at our fans, because a good fan base is a very important asset. Anything that will help fans stay engaged will make the club a more attractive proposition for prospective buyers.
Why AWCA slogan?
I wanted a message that most fans could agree on, which is difficult as we do seem to be an anarchic bunch. It wasn’t my idea to use “All we care about is BCFC”; it was a suggestion I read on a forum. I like it because it is a positive message but, because it’s a line from an anti-owner song, it implies dissatisfaction with the current ownership.
The basic message I want the scarf to convey is an allegiance to the club and a concern about our present situation.
Why yellow, red and black?
If a protest scarf is to stand out it has to be in different colours to our usual royal blue. Someone suggested yellow, red and black because they were the colours of a 1970s away kit and they would stand out.