READING FC fans will launch their latest protest against owner Dai Yongge on Saturday, when the Royals visit Charlton Athletic in League One.
The pressure group ‘Sell Before We Dai’ is asking Reading fans to dress up in clown wigs, masks, and costumes.
SBWD issued the following statement: “Supporters are encouraged to wear clown wigs, masks, and costumes to the game to represent the circus created by the ‘clown’ of an owner, whose financial mismanagement has cost the club 16 points in the last three seasons.”
“Clown Day has been organised by campaign group Sell Before We Dai, who have also arranged for face painters to be present so that Reading’s young supporters may participate.
“On Saturday, a limited quantity of clown wigs and masks will be offered outside the Select Car Leasing Stadium, including masks with Dai Yongge’s visage.
Sell Before We Dai spokesperson Nick Holton added: “In our opinion, Dai Yongge is a clown, and he has to hurry up and sell the club to someone who will spend sensibly and get us out of the mess he’s caused.
“We know that not all fans are comfortable with protests that interrupt the game, plus we pride ourselves on being a family friendly club, so we want our latest protest to be something everyone can get behind and have a bit of fun with while also sending a serious message to the owner.”
Reading fans have protested against their owner multiple times this season, including tossing tennis balls and phony money into the pitch, as well as a pitch invasion, which saw their match against Port Vale abandoned as thousands of supporters flocked to the field.