BREAKING NEWS : Reading and Port Vale FC fans unite in red card protest against Dai Yongge

Thousands of Reading FC fans have held a protest against the club’s Chinese owner, Dai Yongge.

During their League One match on Tuesday, Port Vale FC fans joined in by holding up red cards and demanding more controls for club owners.

Sir John Madejski, the former Reading owner, also joined the protest.

The original match between the two teams was abandoned in January after Reading fans stormed the ground in protest of Mr Yongge.

The club earlier stated that he was eager to sell and that it had been contacted by “seven or eight bidders”.

The demonstration was sponsored by Sell Before We Dai, a campaign group attempting to demand a change of ownership at the club.

Caroline Parker, a representative for Sell Before We Dai, stated, “You don’t often see solidarity in English football, especially with two teams locked in a relegation battle, so we’re especially grateful for the support and friendship between our two clubs.”

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Mark Porter, chairman of the Port Vale Supporters Club, added: “Football’s ownership issue impacts the entire football pyramid.

“You don’t need VAR

to see that it needs a red card.”

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Reading has dropped from the Championship to near the bottom of League One in three seasons, lost 16 points, and faced movement embargoes after failing to meet financial commitments.

Following the previous match’s cancellation, Reading FC fans donated £10,000 to a fundraising campaign for a statue of former Port Vale manager John Rudge as a thank you to the Staffordshire club’s supporters.

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