Bolton Wanderers Supporters Plan Mass Walkout
League Championship side Bolton Wanderers supporters "are planning a mass walkout" during a televised match later this month to "protest against how the club is being run," according to Martyn Ziegler of the LONDON TIMES. Fans’ groups are urging supporters to leave the stadium in the 58th minute of the match against West Bromwich Albion on Jan. 21, which is being televised by Sky Sports. It follows "renewed financial problems for the club" and criticism of Owner Ken Anderson. The 58th minute reflects the year of the club’s last major honor, when it won the FA Cup. Anderson "responded to the mass protest in a column on the club’s website." He said, "If these people think this is beneficial to the club then so be it. Unfortunately, people seem to be coming to their own conclusions without knowing the full facts and believing everything they read" (LONDON TIMES, 1/10).