A few days ago I browsed through a couple of long threads on the SHA forum.* They were started by someone who felt he needed to do something to show how unhappy he was with the owner of Birmingham City. That seemed to strike a chord with a lot of people and there were numerous comments; a lot of people thought a flag would be a good idea and had various suggestions on what the flag should say.
Needless to say, some of the suggestions were rather rude and one wondered how long fans would be allowed to display a flag that was deemed to be offensive. I have seen one suggestion that might get round that problem, which was to use the slogan “All we care about is BCFC”. It doesn’t mention the owner of our club but, because it’s a quote from an anti-owner song, it does imply the disdain fans have for him.
I can sympathise with those who feel the need to protest though I don’t think anything we fans do here in Birmingham will make any difference to our club’s directors. But there are other things a protest might achieve. It could be therapeutic for fans to express their anger and grief. It could also show any prospective buyer that there are fans that care about the club. There is danger in protest too; any protest that turned violent could deter potential buyers.
I know that an online poll doesn’t prove anything apart from the number of people willing to waste time answering polls. But just for fun I’ll include one. Just supposing someone produced some scarves with “All we care about is BCFC” in white letters on a black background (black to signify mourning) what would your reaction be? Of course, the only reliable way to test this idea would be to make the scarves and try selling them.