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UK: Ex-Bury FC director handcuffs herself to railings outside stadium

0 22.08.2019 Инфо

M/S Coffin being carried by Bury FC fans, Gigg Lane stadium, Greater Manchester
M/S Fan putting Bury FC scarf on coffin
W/S Bury FC fans chanting
M/S Bury FC fans chanting
W/S Pitch
M/S Former Bury FC director Joy Hart handcuffed to railings
SOT, Joy Hart, Former Bury FC director: "I am absolutely devastated at what is happening at Gigg Lane. We're a club 135 years old. We're as old as the founding people in the football league, and one man is going to kill us on Friday. It's going to be the end of Bury Football Club."
W/S Pitch *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Joy Hart, Former Bury FC director: "And he sold the club, leaving us heavily in debt, and Steve Dale, our present chairman, bought us off the previous incumbent for one pound, and he refuses us to sell even though bids have come in for a hell of a lot of money. So I have a plea to Mr. Dale to please, please, please sell the club to somebody who will take over the reigns from you."
C/U Hart handcuffed *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Joy Hart, Former Bury FC director: "Northwest clubs, northwest clubs, they have the money. You cannot surely see Bury Football Club go under for a few million pounds with our rich history, you cannot let it happen. Please, I implore you all, get together, please."
C/U Hart handcuffed *CUTAWAY*
M/S Coffin reading: "RIP Bury FC 1885-?" *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Bury FC fan: "The whole thing is a nightmare from start to finish. The day that Steve Dale walked in this club in December to try and save us, he wasn't here to save us. He was here to put nails in our coffin."
M/S Man holding Bury FC scarf *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Bury FC fan: "It's an absolute tragedy. I mean we've only got four players left at the club. That's it. We've lost everything."
W/S Seats *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Bury FC fan: "I think it's disgusting. The man is a con man, isn't he? He just wants the land to make a few million pound."
W/S Fans at stadium
SCRIPT
Former director of Bury FC Joy Hart handcuffed herself to railings outside the club's Gigg Lane stadium in Greater Manchester on Wednesday, as part of a protest over the dire financial straits the Shakers find themselves in.
"I am absolutely devastated at what is happening at Gigg Lane. We're a club 135 year old. We're as old as the founding people in the football league, and one man is going to kill us on Friday. It's going to be the end of Bury Football Club," said Hart.
Scores of Bury FC fans gathered outside the stadium to show their support for the club, leaving a coffin with the words, 'RIP Bury FC 1885-?' painted on it.
Hart called on Premier League clubs in the area, such as Manchester City, Manchester United and Burnley, to help out and inject much-needed funds into the cash-strapped League One side. The financial plight has left Bury on the precipice of expulsion from the Football League and they may go into liquidation.
Bury's owner Steve Dale has until Friday to convince the relevant authorities that the club will have secure funding going forward.
The financial situation has led to Bury cancelling its last five league games and a Carabao Cup tie, provoking ire from fans and authorities alike.